Text Alternatives for the HTML AREA attribute of Image Maps.

The AREA element uses an ALT attribute to convey the meaning of each AREA in the MAP.

Example 1:

Notice the use of the ALT attribute in the following IMG and AREA tags.

href="reference.html" alt="Reference" />
href="media.html" alt="Audio visual lab" />

Code


<img src="welcome.gif" usemap="#map1" 
    alt="Areas in the library. Select an area for
        more information on that area." /> 
<map id="map1" name="map1">
  <area shape="rect" coords="0,0,30,30"
    href="reference.html" alt="Reference" />
  <area shape="rect" coords="34,34,100,100"
    href="media.html" alt="Audio visual lab" />
</map>   

Works With

Alternative Text for the AREA element
Browser Screen Reader Results
IE 9 JAWS 12 Yes
FF 4 JAWS 12 Yes

Standards:

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