Performs or is able to perform one or more actions in response to user input.
Content that is not represented by a Unicode character or sequence of Unicode characters.
functional non-text content - content that is capable of performing one or more actions in response to user input and is not text.
NOTE: This includes___.
Editorial Note: We need to decide which term to use here to refer to programs that run in the context of user agents.(ex. applet, embedded programmatic object, functional component)
non-text content used to convey information - content that communicates ideas, data, facts [@@include info from definition of information] and is not text.
non-text content that is intended to create a specific sensory experience - arrangements of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that cause a reaction in the viewer or listener.
Set of technologies assumed to be supported by, and enabled in, user agents in order for Web content to conform to these guidelines.
NOTE: Some examples of entities that may set baselines that an author may have to follow include the author, a company, a customer and government entities.
Editorial Note: In the techniques document we plan to discuss techniques for conforming to WCAG 2.0 based on three different baselines (i.e. assumptions of technologies supported and active in user agents).
If the non-text content provides functionality, then the text alternative must provide the same functionality. Ask, "What is the function of the non-text content?" and express that function clearly and concisely.
Editorial Note: The use of "clearly" and "concisely" makes this untestable. Will that be an issue for readers?
Selecting individual characters or lines - CSS may be used to create create drop caps and other effects.
NOTE: Placeholder for Benefits section
A graphical navigation link. A navigation bar includes a small image showing a house. The image is a link to the site's home page. The text alternative says "Home."
A graphical icon. A Web page provides a text transcript of a press conference. The page also includes a graphical icon linked to an audio recording of the press conference. The text alternative reads, "Audio recording of press conference."
A graphical button. A search form includes a button featuring the image of a magnifying glass. The text alternative for the graphic says "Search."