IMG with server side image map 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.

Code used for this test:


        <a href='/mapper'><img src='image.gif' alt='Server site image map' ismap='ismap'></a>
    

Change History

Last updated: October 16, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 TabbingCompletely silent when tabbed to, link not even announced
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 TabbingCompletely silent when tabbed to, link not even announced
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 TabbingCompletely silent when tabbed to, link not even announced
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map, server side image map
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link graphic, server side image map
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link graphic
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link image, server side image map
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Link image, server side image map
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link image, server side image map
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Link image, server side image map
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link image, server side image map
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Link image, server side image map
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link image
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4TouchNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link image
Fail VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1TouchNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link image
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links. Server side image map, link
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingNo way of finding the server side links. Link, server side image map
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 TabbingNo way of finding the server side links, reads out URL. Link, server side image map, slash mapper

SortSite rules: AccWcag1-1.2.1 AccWcag1-9.1.1

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: