Decorative image with accessible name Accessibility Checkpoint


An image with a null alt attribute should not have title, aria-label or aria-labelledby attributes.


If the image should be voiced use a descriptive alt attribute. If the image is purely decorative remove any title and ARIA label attributes.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Impact on users

  • JAWS Ignores all images with alt=''.
  • NVDA Reads some images with alt='' and a title or ARIA label.
  • VoiceOver Reads images with alt='' and a title or ARIA label.

Change history

  • 5.31 Nov 2018 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.20 Jan 2016 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccNullAltWithAccName