Object element is missing a text alternative

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

80% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deaf blindness

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

<Object> elements must contain a text alternative i.e. a text paragraph, an image with alt attribute, or a link to an alternative HTML version of this object.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans the page for <object> elements and checks whether they have inner text or contain an image with alt attribute

Why Is it Important?

In case the user agent does not support the media or the user has instructed the user agent not to render such elements there will be a fallback content which will be presented to the user

Code Example

<object classid="id_example_http://www.example.com/">
<p>Describes the object</p>
</object>

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies: Documents that load media with the object element.

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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