SIA-R29<audio> element content is media alternative for text

Accessibility requirements

This rule is not required for conformance to any accessibility requirements.

Description

This rule checks audio is a media alternative for text on the page.

Applicability

This rule applies to every prerecorded <audio> element that is:

A play button is an interactive element that when activated, plays the audio.

Expectations

  1. The auditory information of each test target is available as text (directly or via text alternatives) that is visible and included in the accessibility tree.

  2. Each target element is labeled as an audio alternative for text on the page.

  3. The label (from expectation 2) is visible and included in the accessibility tree.

    The term label does not refer to the <label> element.

Assumptions

This rule assumes that the language of each test target can be correctly determined (either programmatically or by analyzing the content), and sufficiently understood.

Accessibility support

This rule has no known accessibility support concerns.

Examples

Acknowledgments

This document includes material copied from or derived from https://act-rules.github.io/rules/afb423/. Copyright © 2021 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang).