Rule PDF-TAGS-12
Figures and other images must be identifed with the Figure tag and include a alternative text attribute


Best Practice Type: Manual Check

  • If the image is of stylized text the ActualText entry should also be defined


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Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Requirement Priority Test
IITAA 4.1 Provide appropriate "alternate text" for all images. Required Manual Check
4.2 Provide full descriptions for graphs, diagrams, and other meaningful images. Required Manual Check
Section 508 1194.22 (a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Required Manual Check
WCAG 1.0 1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video. Required Manual Check
WCAG 2.0 1.1.1 Non-text Content Required Manual Check



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