Applet Missing alt Attribute

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Blocker

80% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • lowbandwith
  • ad blockers

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WCAG Levels:

  • A

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DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix The Problem

The <applet> element must have an alt attribute that describes the applet.

The Algorithm, In Simple Terms

The engine scans the page for <applet> elements missing alt attributes.

Why Is It Important?

Users who use assistive tools, such as screen readers, rely on alternative texts (alt texts) for visual and audio content.

Code Example

<applet code="example.class alt="Example"></applet>

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies: HTML and XHTML Documents that load Java applets where applet is not deprecated.

This element perfoms as a container, and has no functionality. This container may contain another elements that has functionality or logical role.

Ignore this issue if this element has an alternative that performs the same and overrides the content of this element.

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