The element input[type="image"] must have alt text:
Best Practice Type: Pass/Fail
input[type=“image”] must have:
altattribute content on the form control element itself, or
titleattribute content on the form control element itself.
- If both
altattribute are specified, the
titleattribute will override the
titleattribute should be meaningful even when it is specified with the purpose of providing a tooltip for an image in addition to the alt attribute, as it will override the
altattribute and also be the effective label.
- The content of the
altattribute is used as the label for form controls of type image (i.e.
Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards
|IITAA||10.1 Provide labels or titles for all form fields.||Required||Violation|
|Section 508||1194.22 (n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.||Required||Violation|
|WCAG 1.0||12.4 Associate labels explicitly with their controls.||Required||Violation|
|WCAG 2.0||1.3.1 Info and Relationships||Required||Violation|
- Using WAVE Toolbar for Testing Accessibility of Form Controls
- Using AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar to Check Form Control Labeling
- Using WAVE to Test Accessibility of Form Controls
- Testing Form Control Labeling with FAE
- Testing form control accessibility with Firefox Accessibility Extension