5.1.3.6: Speech output for non-text content

Where ICT presents non-text content, the alternative for non-text content shall be presented to users via speech output unless the non-text content is pure decoration or is used only for visual formatting. The speech output for non-text content shall follow the guidance for "text alternative" described in WCAG 2.0 [4] Success Criterion 1.1.1.

Testing methods

Type of complianceTesting
Pre-conditions
  1. 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: Checks 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 are true; or 1 and 2 are false; or 1 and 3 are false
Fail: Checks 1 is true and 2 false; or 1 is true and 3 false; or 1 and 2 and 3 are true and 4 is false

Requirement details

Reference number: 5.1.3.6

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