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H27: Providing text and non-text alternatives for object


Documents that load media with the object element, when the media format is not an accessibility-supported content technology.

This technique relates to:


If object is used, provide a text alternative in the content of the element:


Example 1

This example shows a text alternative for a Java applet using the object element.

<object classid="java:Press.class" width="500" height="500">
  As temperature increases, the molecules in the balloon...

Example 2

This example takes advantage of the fact the object elements may be nested to provide for alternative representations of information.

<object classid="java:Press.class" width="500" height="500">
  <object data="Pressure.mpeg" type="video/mpeg">
    <object data="Pressure.gif" type="image/gif">
      As temperature increases, the molecules in the balloon...


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HTML 4.01 OBJECT element