Techniques for WCAG 2.0

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G100: Providing the accepted name or a descriptive name of the non-text content


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This technique relates to:


The objective of this technique is to allow users to identify the non-text content even if the non-text content is intended to provide a specific sensory experience. For example, a deaf person may want to know what an audio instrumental file is - even if they cannot hear it. Similarly, a blind person may want to know what the subject of a visual image is - even if they cannot see it.


Example 1


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  1. Check that alternate text provides a descriptive name

  2. Check that alternate text provides a name that has be previously been given to the non-text content by the author or another.

Expected Results

If this is a sufficient technique for a success criterion, failing this test procedure does not necessarily mean that the success criterion has not been satisfied in some other way, only that this technique has not been successfully implemented and can not be used to claim conformance.