Scripts, Applets, PDF Files, & Other Applications
Some browsers/screen readers do not support some plug-ins, applets, scripts, or other propriety formats. Provide alternatives for their users.
- Provide alternative content for users with browsers that don't support scripts. Put the content within a
- If your web page requires the user to have an applet, plug-in, or other application to interpret the page's content, you should provide a link on the page to it.
- Adobe PDF (Portable Data Format) files can be interpreted as graphics rather than as text by screen readers, rendering them inaccessible. If you must include a PDF file, make an HTML version of the file and include links to both versions.
- For scripts and applets, ensure that event handlers are input device-independent.
- Avoid movement in pages
- Ensure that any element that has its own interface can be operated in a device-independent manner.
ALT attributes when you use Java applets so browsers that don't support Java will give the user information about the applet's function.
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