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Accessibility Checkpoint Image map without accessible name


area elements must have an alt attribute.


Blind users can’t see pictures, so each area should have an alt attribute describing the function of the link, which is read aloud by screen readers.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 (2000) checkpoints (a) through (k) are equivalent to WCAG 1.0 level A checkpoints. Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level AA checkpoints.

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This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlAreaNoAlt