Providing short text alternatives that provide a brief description of the non-text content

ID: G95

Technology: general

Type: Technique

When to Use

Applies to all technologies

Description

This technique is used when the text needed to serve the same purpose and present the same information as the original non-text content is too lengthy or when this goal cannot be achieved with text alone. In that case this technique is used to provide a short text alternative that briefly describes the non-text content. (A long text alternative is then provided using another technique such that the combination serves the same purpose and presents the same information as the original non-text content.)

In deciding what text to include in the alternative, it is often a good idea to consider the following questions:

Examples

Tests

Procedure

  1. Check for the presence of a short text alternative that provides a brief description of the non-text content.

Expected Results

Resources