Guideline 1.1 – Text Alternatives

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Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.

Questions & Answers

How Can I Make a Moving Graphic Accessible?

Our director wants to have an eagle (our logo) fly across the page on our web site. This is a terrible idea but I'd like to know what WCAG 2.0, section 508, and/or usability principles this violates. Any other arguments against this will also be...

  • alt tags
  • flashes
  • graphics
  • images
  • wcag

Can I specify the language of specific parts of my page?

As an example, let's suppose I want to write the following. 'The french word bonjour means hello in english.' My sites language is english, but I would like screen readers to know that 'bonjour' is written in french. Is that something I should even bother...

  • building content
  • translations

Are animated gifs okay to have?

If I have a gif on a site that loops continuously. Is that okay or does it violated the 'can't have repeating flashing stuff' rule?

  • flashes
  • gif
  • images