ALT Text and Text Alternatives

Applicable WCAG Standards

Criterion Guideline Description
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H2 Combine adjacent image and text links for the same resource
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H24 Providing text alternatives for the area elements of image maps
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H27 Providing text and non-text alternatives for object
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H35 Providing text alternatives on applet elements
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H36 Using alt attributes on images used as submit buttons
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H37 Use alt attributes on img elements
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H45 Use longdesc
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H46 Using NOEMBED with EMBED
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H53 Use the body of the object element
1.1.1 WCAG 2.0 H67 Using null alt text and no title attribute on img elements for images that AT should ignore
1.2.3 WCAG 2.0 H53 Use the body of the object element
1.4.5 WCAG 2.0 C30 Using CSS to replace text with images of text and providing user interface controls to switch
2.4.4 WCAG 2.0 H24 Providing text alternatives for the area elements of image maps
3.2.4 WCAG 2.0 G197 Using labels, names, and text alternatives consistently for content that has the same functionality AND following the sufficient techniques for Success Criterion 1.1.1 and sufficient techniques for Success Criterion 4.1.2 for providing labels, names, and text alternatives.