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Link containing img without alt Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: October 16, 2021

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 120 screen reader / browser combinations

For expected failures, the results show which AT combos the failures affect. Results are recorded from the user's viewpoint, so describe the user impact of authoring errors.

WCAG Failure: F65

Code used for this test:


        <a href='4567.html'><img src='1234.png'></a>
    

Change History

Last updated: October 16, 2021

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
Fail NVDA 2021.2Chrome 94 ReadingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link, unlabeled graphic, one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four.
Fail NVDA 2021.2Chrome 94 TabbingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. One thousand, two hundred and thirty-four, unlabeled graphic, link.
Fail NVDA 2021.2FF91 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2021.2FF91 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2021.2Edge 94 ReadingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic, one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four.
Fail NVDA 2021.2Edge 94 TabbingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. One thousand, two hundred and thirty-four, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2020.2Chrome 86 ReadingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link, unlabeled graphic, one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four.
Fail NVDA 2020.2Chrome 86 TabbingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. One thousand, two hundred and thirty-four, unlabeled graphic, link.
Fail NVDA 2020.2FF78 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2020.2FF78 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2020.2Edge 92 ReadingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic, one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four.
Fail NVDA 2020.2Edge 92 TabbingImage URL read out: no indication of link purpose. One thousand, two hundred and thirty-four, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2019.2Chrome 79 ReadingImage URL read out and no indication of link role. Unlabeled graphic, unlabeled graphic, one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four.
Fail NVDA 2019.2Chrome 79 TabbingImage URL read out and no indication of link role. One thousand, two hundred and thirty-four, unlabeled graphic, unlabeled graphic.
Fail NVDA 2019.2FF68 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2019.2FF68 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2019.2IE11 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2019.2IE11 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2018.4Chrome 73 ReadingImage URL read out and no indication of link role. Unlabeled graphic, unlabeled graphic, one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four.
Fail NVDA 2018.4Chrome 73 TabbingImage URL read out and no indication of link role. One thousand, two hundred and thirty-four, unlabeled graphic, unlabeled graphic.
Fail NVDA 2018.4FF60 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2018.4FF60 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2018.4IE11 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2018.4IE11 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2017.3FF60 ReadingImage and link ignored.
Fail NVDA 2017.3FF60 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Link.
Fail NVDA 2017.3IE11 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2017.3IE11 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 ReadingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 TabbingLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven, graphic link.
Fail JAWS 2021.2107.12Chrome 94 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out with no indication of link role. Unlabeled graphic, graphic twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2021.2107.12Chrome 94 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2021.2107.12FF91 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2021.2107.12FF91 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Link, slash forty-five sixty-seven dot HTML.
Fail JAWS 2021.2107.12Edge 94 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2021.2107.12Edge 94 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2020.2008.24Chrome 86 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out with no indication of link role. Unlabeled graphic, graphic twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2020.2008.24Chrome 86 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2020.2008.24FF78 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2020.2008.24FF78 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2020.2008.24Edge 92 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2020.2008.24Edge 92 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1Chrome 79 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out with no indication of link role. Unlabeled graphic, graphic twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1Chrome 79 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1FF68 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1FF68 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2Chrome 73 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out with no indication of link role. Unlabeled graphic, graphic twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2Chrome 73 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Tab, twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2FF60 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2FF60 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Tab, twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Tab, slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 18.0.5038FF52 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 18.0.5038FF52 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Tab, twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 18.0.5038IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 18.0.5038IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Tab, slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link graphic, slash twelve thirty four.
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link slash forty five sixty seven dot HTML.
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 TabbingLink URL gibberish read out. Link slash forty five sixty seven dot HTML.
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingLink URL gibberish read out. Link slash forty five sixty seven dot HTML.
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link twelve thirty four.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 11.5Safari 15.0 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 11.5Safari 15.0 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.15Safari 14.1 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.15Safari 14.1 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.14Safari 13.0 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.14Safari 13.0 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.13Safari 12.1 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.13Safari 12.1 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image, one thousand two hundred and thirty four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.12Safari 10.1.2 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.12Safari 10.1.2 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.11Safari 9.1.2 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.10Safari 8.0.6 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.9Safari 7.0.3 ReadingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.9Safari 7.0.3 TabbingImage URL gibberish read out. Link image one two three four PNG.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 14.7Safari iOS 14.7TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 13.3Safari iOS 13.3TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 12.4Safari iOS 12.4TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 11.4Safari iOS 11.4TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 10.3Safari iOS 10.3TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1TouchLink URL read out: no indication of link purpose. Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven HTML, link image.
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 ReadingNo indication of link purpose. Link
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Link
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingNo indication of link purpose. Link
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 TabbingNo indication of link purpose. Link

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Test notes

All tests were carried out with screen reader factory settings. JAWS in particular has a wide variety of settings controlling exactly what gets spoken.

Screen readers allow users to interact in different modes, and can produce very different results in each mode. The modes used in these tests are:

In the "What the user hears" column: