11.2.2.1: Non-text content

Where ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface which is closed to assistive technologies for screen reading, it shall meet requirement 5.1.3.6 (Speech output for non-text content).

Notes

Clause 11.2.1.1 requires text or a text alternative to be available as an equivalent to non-text content. Clause 5.1.3.6 addresses that need when functionality is closed to screen reading.

Testing methods

Type of complianceTesting
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface.
  2. The user interface is closed to assistive technologies for screen reading.
  3. Non-text content is presented to users via speech output.
Procedure
  1. Check that speech output is provided as an alternative for non-text content.
  2. Check that the non-text content is not pure decoration.
  3. Check that the non-text content is not used only for visual formatting.
  4. Check that the speech output follows the guidance for "text alternative" described in WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.1.1.
Result Pass: Check (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 are true) or (1 and 2 are false) or (1 and 3 are false)
Fail: Checks (1 true and 2 false) or (1 true and 3 false) or (1 and 2 and 3 are true and 4 is false)

 

Requirement details

Reference number: 11.2.2.1

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