Heading is IMG with ALT Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Expected Result: works in a screen reader

Actual Result: works in all tested screen readers

Code used for this test:


        <h2><img src='1234.png' alt='Second level alt'></h2>
        <p>Heading 2 content</p>
    

Change History

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK NVDA 2015.2FF41Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK NVDA 2014.1FF29Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK NVDA 2012.1FF29Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK NVDA 2012.1IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, graphic heading level 2.
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2, graphic.
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2, graphic.
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF41Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF29Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2.
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11Heading Speak Heading 2, second level alt.
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11Heading Speak Heading 2, second level alt.
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2Heading Speak Heading level 2, second level alt, image.
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 9.0.1Heading Speak Heading level 2, second level alt, image.
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3Heading Speak Heading level 2, second level alt, image.
OK VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1Touch Speak Second level alt, heading level 2, image.
OK VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4Touch Speak Second level alt, heading level 2, image.
OK VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1Touch Speak Second level alt, heading level 2, image.
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11Heading Speak Heading 2, second level alt
OK SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11Heading Speak Second level alt, heading level 2

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Test notes

The threshold for inclusion in these results is 5% usage in the most recent WebAIM screen reader survey. Chrome and Android still fall below the 5% threshold.

All tests were carried out with screen reader factory settings. JAWS in particular has a wide variety of settings controlling exactly what gets spoken.

Screen readers allow users to interact in different modes, and can produce very different results in each mode. The modes used in these tests are:

In the «What the user hears» column: