Input type='image' missing alternative text

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

100% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • learning disablities

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
3

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix the Problem

Add an alt attribute or an alternative as aria label, aria-labelledby to the button, that describes the input function

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans the page for <input type="image"> elements missing an alt attribute

Why Is it Important?

Users who use assistive tools, such as screen readers rely on a descriptive information to detect the content and controls such as a input or submit button

Code Example

<form action="http://readmore.html" method="post">
<input type="image" name="submit" src="/example_"submit.gif" alt="Submit" />
</form>

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies: Applies to content using image-based submit buttons.

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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