Decorative Image Rules

HTML Markup Details

alt attribute
There will be no need to define an alt attribute for decorative images if the in-line HTML img markups for these images are removed and CSS techniques are used instead to implement styling requirements.
If for some reason CSS techniques cannot be used, the alt atribute of img element for decorative image should be set to null (alt="").

Accessibility Evaluation Rules

no. Testing Description Implementation
FAE Firefox
1 Warning/Pass

Each img element with an empty alt attribute should be removed; CSS techniques should be used provide the graphical styling.

1.0 1.5
2 Warning/Pass

Each img element with width or height less than 8 pixels should be removed; CSS techniques should be used instead to provide the graphical styling.

Implementation Notes

  • This rule does not apply to images that are part of a link content.

FAE Rule Implemetation

Illinois Functional Accessibility Evaluator 1.0
The Illinois Functional Accessibility Evaluator is a web based tool to help developers evaluate web resources for the use of the iCITA HTML best practices.
Web interface cannot currently analyze content generated dynamically with javascript.
Illinois Firefox Accessibility Extension
The Illinois Firefox Accessibility Extension is a Firefox add-in that is designed to identify accessibility features for both static and dynamically generated html content.
Useful for identifying the location of specific accessibility problems for failures and warnings indentified in FAE reports.
Create FAE reports for a page that uses javascript to generate page content with the FAE DHTML Report feature.