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Accessibility Checkpoint WCAG 2 F72 and Section 508 1194.22 (a)


img alt text must not use ASCII art (which includes smileys).


Change the ALT text to a meaningful description. ALT text consisting of punctuation characters sounds like «colon dash right-bracket» when read aloud.

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.

Impact on Users

Change history

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

Rule ID: AccHtmlImgAltAsciiArt