<object> elements must have alternate text
How to Fix the Problem
Add alternative text to all embedded
object-alt rule has six examples that pass analysis:
<object data="path/to/content" title="This object has text"></object> <object data="path/to/content" aria-label="this object has text"></object> <span id="label1">this object has text</span> <object data="path/to/content" aria-labelledby="label1"></object> <object data="path/to/content" role='presentation'></object> <object data="path/to/content" role='none'></object>
object-alt rule has three examples that fail analysis:
<object data="path/to/content"></object> <object data="path/to/content"><div> </div></object> <object data="path/to/content">This object has no alternative text.</object>
Why it Matters
Screen readers have no way of translating non-text content into text announced
to users. Instead, they read out alternative text. For screen reader users to
obtain the information contained in embedded
which must contain short, descriptive alternative text.
object element defines an embedded object within a document.
It is used to embed multimedia (audio, video, applets, etcetera.) or another
web page into the document. The object element needs a text alternative so
that users of screen readers know the contents of the object.
When writing a text alternative, keep in mind that the purpose of the alternative text is to relay information to blind users about the image’s contents and purpose - blind users should be able to get as much information from alternative text as a sighted user gets from the image. Alternative text should give the intent, purpose, and meaning of the image.
When writing alternative text, it’s helpful to keep the following questions in mind:
- Why is the non-text content here?
- What information is it presenting?
- What purpose does it fulfill?
- If I could not use the non-text content, what words would I use to convey the same information or function?
Be sure that all text contained in this attribute is useful. Words like “chart”, “image”, “diagram”, or image file names tend not to be very useful.
All embedded objects must have text alternatives to be read out to screen reader users.
The Algorithm (in simple terms)
Ensures that every
object element has a text alternative.