IMG with ALT set to SRC filename Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: October 16, 2016

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 26 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: F30

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 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic one thousand, two hundred and thirty four dot PNG.
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic one thousand, two hundred and thirty four dot PNG.
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic one thousand, two hundred and thirty four dot PNG.
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic one thousand, two hundred and thirty four dot PNG.
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic one thousand, two hundred and thirty four dot PNG.
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic one thousand, two hundred and thirty four dot PNG.
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Graphic, twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Twelve thirty four dot PNG
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. One two three four PNG image.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. One two three four PNG image.
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. One two three four PNG image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchMeaningless filename is read out. One thousand, two hundred and thirty four PNG, image
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4TouchMeaningless filename is read out. One thousand, two hundred and thirty four PNG, image
Fail VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1TouchMeaningless filename is read out. One thousand, two hundred and thirty four PNG, image
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. One thousand, two hundred and thirty four PNG
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingMeaningless filename is read out. Twelve thirty four dot PNG

SortSite rules: AccWcag1-1.1.9

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: