A link wraps IMG with null ALT Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: October 16, 2016

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 49 screen reader / browser combinations

For expected failures, the results show which AT combos the failures affect. Results are recorded from the user's viewpoint, so describe the user impact of authoring errors.

WCAG Failure: F89

Code used for this test:


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Change History

Last updated: October 16, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 ReadingNo indication where link goes. Link, four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, link.
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingNo indication where link goes. Link, four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, link.
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 ReadingNo indication where link goes. Link, four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, link.
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingNo indication where link goes. Link, four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, link.
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF29 ReadingNo indication where link goes. Link, four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF29 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, link.
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 ReadingNo indication where link goes. Link graphic, four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, link.
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingGraphic SRC URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 ReadingGraphic SRC URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link, forty five sixty seven
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Forty five sixty seven, link
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link forty five sixty seven
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Forty five sixty seven, link
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link forty five sixty seven
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Forty five sixty seven, link
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link slash forty five sixty seven dot HTML.
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Link slash forty five sixty seven dot HTML.
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link slash forty five sixty seven dot HTML.
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link twelve thirty four.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link four five six seven HTML.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Link four five six seven HTML.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link four five six seven HTML.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Link four five six seven HTML.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link four five six seven HTML.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Link four five six seven HTML.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link.
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 ReadingNo indication of link purpose Link
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Link
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingNo indication of link purpose Link
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Link

SortSite rules: AccWcag1-13.1.1

Test notes

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: