Testing Image Map

Tools evaluating accessibility of image maps examine availability of alt attribute for each area elements, and also existence of any server-side image maps, which is difficult to provide accessibility features for and favored by client-side image maps.

Testing with Firefox

Testing with AIS Toolbar

Testing with WAVE 3.0

Relevant WAVE Icons

WAVE icons relevant to image maps text equivalents

Preferences Adjustment

  1. Go to WAVE
  2. Select the Set Preferences button to go to WAVE Preferences page
  3. Find WAVE features to include section
  4. Uncheck all options, except for errors option, alerts option, accessibility features
  5. option, and structural, semantic, and other elements option.
  6. Check page with WAVE

Page Inspection

screenshot of examining page with wave for image maps