Applet missing alt attribute

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Blocker

80% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • lowbandwith
  • ad blockers

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
2

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix the Problem

The <applet> element must have an alt attribute with a text alternative for the applet.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans the page for <applet> elements missing an alt attribute

Why Is it Important?

Users who use assistive tools, such as screen readers rely on text alternatives for visual and audio content

Code Example

<applet code="examplee.class" width="25" height="25" alt="example_example text">

</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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