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Training for Testing HTML for 508 Compliance

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Testing for §1194.22 (k): Text Only Alternative

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Testing without AT

To test without AT, inspect both the main page and its text-only version for equivalent information and functionality.


Use the following criteria to make your evaluation of the related checkpoints:


Pass this test:

  • The primary web page and the text-only page have equivalent information and functionality.


Fail this test:

  • The text-only page does not have information and functionality equivalent to the main page.

Be sure to confirm that all of the features of the main page are present, available, and make sense for users of AT when provided on a text-only page.

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