Principle 1 – Perceivable

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Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.

Questions & Answers

When should I use autocomplete attributes?

If the user is expected to be entering information about someone else into a form, do the form inputs still need autocomplete values?

  • autocomplete
  • form
  • form fields
  • forms

How much alt text does my map need?

I’m updating a website with an apartment community map. The map includes a map legend and shows the locations of buildings, mailboxes, and other outdoor amenities like our BBQ grills. I’ve added alternative text to the map: “The River Drive apartment complex map and map...

  • alt text
  • complex images
  • graphics

How detailed should image alt text be?

We’re writing image descriptions for product pages, and there are a lot of image details we could potentially include in the alternative text. How much detail is really required?

  • alt text
  • best practices
  • images