INPUT type=image with no ALT attribute Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 53 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: F65

Code used for this test:


        <input type='image' src='1234.png'>
    

Change History

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2012.1FF28 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2012.1FF28 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2012.3IE11 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail NVDA 2012.3IE11 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Tab, twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Tab, twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF28 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF28 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF28 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF28 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four button
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four, button
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak Twelve thirty four, button
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingReads image pathname without saying what button does. Speak Support slash test slash twelve thirty four dot PNG button
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 TabbingReads previous heading as button label. Speak Input IMG no ALT Button
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingReads "submit" as button label without saying what button does. Speak Submit, button
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 TabbingReads "submit" as button label without saying what button does. Speak Submit, button
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingReads "submit" as button label without saying what button does. Speak Submit, button
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 TabbingReads "submit" as button label without saying what button does. Speak Submit, button
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 ReadingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak One two three four png button
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 TabbingReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak One two three four png button
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchReads "submit" as button label without saying what button does. Speak Submit, button
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4TouchReads "submit" as button label without saying what button does. Speak Submit, button
Fail VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1TouchReads image filename without saying what button does. Speak One thousand, two hundred and thirty four PNG, button
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button

SortSite rules: AccWcag1-1.1.10

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: