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Accessibility Checkpoint Server-side image maps are inaccessible


Use client-side image maps instead of server-side image maps, except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.


Server-side image maps are not keyboard accessible and don't work with screen readers. Provide a map and area elements linked to the img by the usemap attribute.

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: AccHtmlImgIsmap