embed without alt Accessibility Checkpoint


embed elements must have non-blank alt text.


Add an alt attribute with alternative content to the embed element.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 5.9 Jun 2015 Removed since there is no support for ALT on EMBED in modern screen readers.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Fixed false negative.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 issue.
  • 2.0 Dec 2007 Now triggers Section 508 issue.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccWcag1-1.1.4