SVG images and graphics require accessible text

Rule ID: svg-img-alt
User Impact: Serious
WCAG: 1.1.1

Compliance Data & Impact

User Impact

Disabilities Affected

  • Blind
  • Deafblind
  • Mobility


  • Not specified, or not applicable

WCAG Success Criteria

  • 1.1.1 Non-text Content

Section 508 Guidelines

  • 1194.22 (a) Text equivalent for non-text elements

Rule Description

Why it Matters

How to Fix the Problem

Ensure that all SVG elements that are added as markup into the HTML, one or a combination of the below methods are used to provide an accessible name for the SVG.

The Algorithm (in simple terms)