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Cynthia™ Says - Web Content Accessibility Report
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Verified File Name: http://www.ftc.gov
Date and Time: 4/25/2004 9:57:32 PM
Failed Automated Verification
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Verification Checklist
Checkpoints Passed
Basic Settings Yes No Other
1.1 / (a) Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video.
  • Rule: 1.1.1 - All IMG elements are required to contain either the alt or the longdesc attribute.
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 37, Column: 53
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 40, Column: 53
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 44, Column: 52
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 51, Column: 48
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 65, Column: 35
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 74, Column: 35
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 75, Column: 35
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 77, Column: 47
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 78, Column: 35
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 81, Column: 41
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 139, Column: 34
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 247, Column: 34
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 256, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 271, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 284, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 296, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 309, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 322, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 334, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 348, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 362, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 380, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 396, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 408, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 423, Column: 81
    • Failure - IMG Element at Line: 435, Column: 81
  • Rule: 1.1.2 - All INPUT elements are required to contain the alt attribute or use a LABEL.
    • Failure - INPUT Element, of Type TEXT, found at Line: 27, Column: 4
  • Rule: 1.1.3 - All OBJECT elements are required to contain element content.
    • No OBJECT elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 1.1.4 - All APPLET elements are required to contain both element content and the alt attribute.
    • No APPLET elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 1.1.6 - All IFRAME elements are required to contain element content.
    • No IFRAME elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 1.1.7 - All Anchor elements found within MAP elements are required to contain the alt attribute.
    • No MAP elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 1.1.8 - All AREA elements are required to contain the alt attribute.
    • No AREA elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 1.1.9 - When EMBED Elements are used, the NOEMBED element is required in the document.
    • No EMBED elements found in document body.
  No  
7.1 / (j) Until user agents allow users to control flickering, avoid causing the screen to flicker.
  • Rule: 7.1.1 - Documents are required not to contain the BLINK element.
    • No BLINK elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 7.1.2 - Documents are required not to contain the MARQUEE element.
    • No MARQUEE elements found in document body.
  • Note: SCRIPT element(s) found in document body, a visual verification must be done to ensure the script does not cause the screen to flicker.
     
2.1 / (c) Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.      
6.1 / (d) Organize documents so they may be read without style sheets. For example, when an HTML document is rendered without associated style sheets, it must still be possible to read the document.
  • Note: Document uses external stylesheets, inline style information, or header style information.
     
Image Maps Yes No Other
1.2 / (e) Provide redundant text links for each active region of a server-side image map.
  • Rule: 1.2.1 - Locate any IMG element that contains the 'ismap' attribute.
    • No IMG elements found in document body that contain the 'ismap' attribute.
  • Rule: 1.2.2 - Locate any INPUT element that contains the 'ismap' attribute.
    • No INPUT elements found in document body that contain the 'ismap' attribute.
    N/A
9.1 / (f) Provide client-side image maps instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
  • Rule: 9.1.1 - No IMG element should contain the 'ismap' attribute.
    • No server-side image map IMG elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 9.1.2 - No INPUT element should contain the 'ismap' attribute.
    • No server-side image map INPUT elements found in document body.
    N/A
Tables Yes No Other
5.1 / (g) For data tables, identify row and column headers.
  • Rule: 5.1.1 - Identify all Data TABLE elements.
    • Note: Data TABLE Element found at Line: 71, Column: 5.
    • Note: Data TABLE Element found at Line: 109, Column: 1.
     
5.2 / (h) For data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers, use markup to associate data cells and header cells.
  • Rule: 5.2.1 - Identify all Data TABLE elements.
    • Note: Data TABLE Element found at Line: 71, Column: 5.
    • Note: Data TABLE Element found at Line: 109, Column: 1.
     
Frames, Scripts & Multimedia Yes No Other
12.1 / (i) Title each frame to facilitate frame identification and navigation.
  • Document is not a FRAMESET Page.
    N/A
6.3 / (l),(m) Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported. If this is not possible, provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible page.
  • Rule: 6.3.1 - Anchor elements are required not to use javascript for the link target when the NOSCRIPT element is not present in the document. These elements will not cause a failure of the checkpoint if the NOSCRIPT element is found, however, they will be identified.
    • No Anchor elements that use javascript for the link target were found in document body.
  • Rule: 6.3.2 - AREA elements are required not to use javascript for the link target when the NOSCRIPT element is not present in the document. These elements will not cause a failure of the checkpoint if the NOSCRIPT element is found, however, they will be identified.
    • No AREA Elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 6.3.3 - Locate elements that use HTML event handlers.
    • No elements that use HTML event handlers were found in document body.
  • Rule: 6.3.4 - When SCRIPT Elements are used, the NOSCRIPT element is required in the document.
    • The SCRIPT element is used and the NOSCRIPT element was found in document.
  • Rule: 6.3.5 - All OBJECT elements are required to contain element content.
    • No OBJECT elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 6.3.6 - All APPLET elements are required to contain both element content and the alt attribute.
    • No APPLET elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 6.3.7 - When EMBED Elements are used, the NOEMBED element is required in the document.
    • No EMBED elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 6.3.8 - All pages that have links to files that require a special reader or plug-in are required to contain the specified text indicating a link to the reader or plug-in.
    • Note: This rule has not been selected to be verified for this checkpoint.
Yes    
1.4 / (b) For any time-based multimedia presentation (e.g., a movie or animation), synchronize equivalent alternatives (e.g., captions or auditory descriptions of the visual track) with the presentation.
  • Rule: 1.4.1 - Identify all OBJECT Elements that have a multimedia MIME type as the type attribute value.
    • No OBJECT elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 1.4.2 - Identify all OBJECT Elements that have a 'data' attribute value with a multimedia file extension.
    • No OBJECT elements found in document body.
  • Rule: 1.4.3 - Identify all EMBED Elements that have a 'src' attribute value with a multimedia file extension.
    • No EMBED elements found in document body.
    N/A
Failsafe Yes No Other
11.4 / (k) If, after best efforts, you cannot create an accessible page, provide a link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is accessible, has equivalent information (or functionality), and is updated as often as the inaccessible (original) page.      
11.4 / (k) Option A - Check for the string 'Text Version' within the document.     N/V
11.4 / (k) Option B - Check for a Global Text Version Link within the document.     N/V
11.4 / (k) Option C - Check for an Accessibility Policy Link within the document.     N/V
Non 508 Yes No Other
4.1 Clearly identify changes in the natural language of a document's text and any text equivalents (e.g., captions).      
14.1 Use the clearest and simplest language appropriate for a site's content.      
1.3 Until user agents can automatically read aloud the text equivalent of a visual track, provide an auditory description of the important information of the visual track of a multimedia presentation.      
6.2 Ensure that equivalents for dynamic content are updated when the dynamic content changes.      

Priority 2 Verification Checklist
Checkpoints Passed
Priority 2 - Basic Yes No Other
2.2 Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen.      
3.1 When an appropriate markup language exists, use markup rather than images to convey information.      
3.2 Create documents that validate to published formal grammars.
  • Rule: 3.2.1 - Documents are required to use the !DOCTYPE tag.
    • Note: Document contains the !DOCTYPE tag with the value: HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
    • You need to confirm that the HTML in your page conforms to the standards for that doctype. You may validate your page for a selected doctype at http://validator.w3.org/.
     
3.3 Use style sheets to control layout and presentation.
  • Rule: 3.3.1 - Identify the use of external stylesheets, inline style information, or header style information within the document.
    • Note: Document uses external stylesheets, inline style information, or header style information.
  • Rule: 3.3.2 - Identify the use of Bold and Italic elements within the document.
    • Note: Document does not use either the Bold or Italic elements.
     
3.4 Use relative rather than absolute units in markup language attribute values and style sheet property values.
  • Rule: 3.4.1 - Identify the use of external stylesheets, inline style information, or header style information within the document.
    • Note: Document uses external stylesheets, inline style information, or header style information.
  • Rule: 3.4.2 - Identify the use of the 'width' or 'height' attribute in one or more elements.
    • Note: Document uses either the 'width' or 'height' attribute in one or more of the following elements: HR, IFRAME, TABLE ,TD, TH. Please verify that they use percentage values.
     
3.5 Use header elements to convey document structure and use them according to specification.
  • Rule: 3.5.1 - Identify the use of Header elements (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6) within the document.
    • Note: Document does not use Header elements (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6).
    N/A
3.6 Mark up lists and list items properly.
  • Rule: 3.6.1 - Identify the use of List elements (DL, UL, OL) within the document.
    • Note: Document does not use List elements (DL, UL, OL).
    N/A
3.7 Mark up quotations. Do not use quotation markup for formatting effects such as indentation.
  • Rule: 3.7.1 - Identify the use of Quote and BLOCKQUOTE elements within the document.
    • Note: Document does not use any Quote or BLOCKQUOTE elements.
    N/A
6.5 Ensure that dynamic content is accessible or provide an alternative presentation or page.

In addition to the rules specified below, refer to the detail of checkpoints 6.3 / (l),(m) and 1.1 / (a) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
  • Rule: 6.5.1 - Identify the use of LINK elements with the 'rel' attribute containing the value 'Alternate'.
    • Note: Document does not use any LINK elements with the 'rel' attribute containing the value 'Alternate'.
     
7.2 Until user agents allow users to control blinking, avoid causing content to blink (i.e., change presentation at a regular rate, such as turning on and off).

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 7.1 / (j) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
7.4 Until user agents provide the ability to stop the refresh, do not create periodically auto-refreshing pages.
  • Rule: 7.4.1 - Documents are required not to use the META element with the 'http-equiv' attribute value 'refresh'.
    • Note: Document does not use the META element with the 'http-equiv' attribute value 'refresh'.
Yes    
7.5 Until user agents provide the ability to stop auto-redirect, do not use markup to redirect pages automatically. Instead, configure the server to perform redirects.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 7.4 for potential violations that apply to this checkpoint.
     
10.1 Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned windows, do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear and do not change the current window without informing the user.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoints 6.3 / (l),(m) and 7.4 for locations of elements and potential violations that apply to this checkpoint.
     
11.1 Use W3C technologies when they are available and appropriate for a task and use the latest versions when supported.      
11.2 Avoid deprecated features of W3C technologies.
  • Rule: 11.2.1 - Identify the use of one or more deprecated elements or attributes within the document.
    • Failure - Document uses one or more deprecated elements or attributes. The document contains the element: td with the deprecated attribute: height
    Warning
12.3 Divide large blocks of information into more manageable groups where natural and appropriate.      
13.1 Clearly identify the target of each link.
  • Rule: 13.1.1 - All Anchor elements are required not to use any of the defined link phrases in the link text.
    • No Anchor elements that use any of the defined link phrases in the link text were found in document body.
  • Rule: 13.1.2 - All Anchor elements are required not to use the same link text to refer to different resources.
    • Failure - Anchor Element at Line: 169, Column: 69
    • Failure - Anchor Element at Line: 183, Column: 50
    • Failure - Anchor Element at Line: 196, Column: 50
    • Failure - Anchor Element at Line: 216, Column: 41
    • Failure - Anchor Element at Line: 233, Column: 74
    Warning
13.2 Provide metadata to add semantic information to pages and sites.
  • Rule: 13.2.1 - Documents are required to use the TITLE element.
    • Note: Document uses the TITLE element.
  • Rule: 13.2.2 - Documents are required to use META elements, that are defined as required, in Head section.
    • Note: This rule has not been selected to be verified for this checkpoint.
Yes    
13.3 Provide information about the general layout of a site (e.g., a site map or table of contents).
  • Rule: 13.3.1 - Check for link to site map page within document.
    Site Map Link Text:
    • Note: This rule has not been selected to be verified for this checkpoint.
Yes    
13.4 Use navigation mechanisms in a consistent manner.      
Priority 2 - Tables Yes No Other
5.3 Do not use tables for layout unless the table makes sense when linearized. Otherwise, if the table does not make sense, provide an alternative equivalent (which may be a linearized version).
  • Rule: 5.3.1 - Identify all Layout Tables.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 16, Column: 1.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 20, Column: 1.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 94, Column: 3.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 103, Column: 4.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 129, Column: 4.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 142, Column: 3.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 145, Column: 6.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 147, Column: 28.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 250, Column: 3.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 262, Column: 5.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 277, Column: 5.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 289, Column: 53.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 301, Column: 53.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 315, Column: 5.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 327, Column: 53.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 340, Column: 6.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 354, Column: 6.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 368, Column: 6.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 386, Column: 5.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 401, Column: 53.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 414, Column: 5.
    • Note: Layout TABLE Element found at Line: 428, Column: 53.
     
5.4 If a table is used for layout, do not use any structural markup for the purpose of visual formatting.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 5.3 for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
Priority 2 - Frames Yes No Other
12.2 Describe the purpose of frames and how frames relate to each other if it is not obvious by frame titles alone.
  • Document is not a FRAMESET Page.
Yes    
Priority 2 - Forms Yes No Other
10.2 Until user agents support explicit associations between labels and form controls, for all form controls with implicitly associated labels, ensure that the label is properly positioned.
  • Rule: 10.2.1 - Identify all LABEL elements used within FORM elements.
    • No LABEL elements found in FORM element found at Line: 25, Column: 9.
     
12.4 Associate labels explicitly with their controls.
  • Rule: 12.4.1 - Identify all non-hidden INPUT elements that do not have an explicit LABEL association.
    • Failure - INPUT Element, of Type TEXT, at Line: 27, Column: 4 in FORM Element at Line: 25, Column: 9
  • Rule: 12.4.2 - Identify all TEXTAREA elements that do not have an explicit LABEL association.
    • No TEXTAREA Elements found within FORM element found at Line: 25, Column: 9.
  • Rule: 12.4.3 - Identify all SELECT elements that do not have an explicit LABEL association.
    • No SELECT Elements found within FORM element found at Line: 25, Column: 9.
  • Rule: 12.4.4 - Identify all OBJECT elements, within a FORM element, that do not have an explicit LABEL association.
    • No OBJECT Elements found within FORM element found at Line: 25, Column: 9.
    Warning
Priority 2 - Applets, Objects and Scripts Yes No Other
6.4 For scripts and applets, ensure that event handlers are input device-independent.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 6.3 / (l),(m) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
7.3 Until user agents allow users to freeze moving content, avoid movement in pages.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 7.1 / (j) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
8.1 Make programmatic elements such as scripts and applets directly accessible or compatible with assistive technologies.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 6.3 / (l),(m) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
9.2 Ensure that any element that has its own interface can be operated in a device-independent manner.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 6.3 / (l),(m) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
9.3 For scripts, specify logical event handlers rather than device-dependent event handlers.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoint 6.3 / (l),(m) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     

Priority 3 Verification Checklist
Checkpoints Passed
Priority 3 - Basic Yes No Other
4.2 Specify the expansion of each abbreviation or acronym in a document where it first occurs.
  • Rule: 4.2.1 - Identify the use of ABBR elements within the document.
    • Note: Document does not use any ABBR elements.
  • Rule: 4.2.2 - Identify the use of ACRONYM elements within the document.
    • Note: Document does not use any ACRONYM elements.
    N/A
4.3 Identify the primary natural language of a document.
  • Rule: 4.3.1 - Documents are required to use the META element with the 'name' attribute value 'language' in the Head section.
    • Note: This rule has not been selected to be verified for this checkpoint.
  • Rule: 4.3.2 - The HTML (Root) element must use the 'lang' attribute.
    • Failure - The HTML (Root) element does not use the 'lang' attribute.
    Warning
9.4 Create a logical tab order through links, form controls, and objects.
  • Rule: 9.4.1 - All Anchor, AREA, BUTTON, INPUT, OBJECT, SELECT and TEXTAREA elements are required to use the 'tabindex' attribute.
    • Warning - One or more Anchor, AREA, BUTTON, INPUT, OBJECT, SELECT and TEXTAREA elements do not use the 'tabindex' attribute.
    Warning
9.5 Provide keyboard shortcuts to important links (including those in client-side image maps), form controls, and groups of form controls.
  • Rule: 9.5.1 - All Anchor, AREA, BUTTON, INPUT, LABEL, LEGEND, and TEXTAREA elements are required to use the 'accesskey' attribute.
    • Warning - One or more Anchor, AREA, BUTTON, INPUT, LABEL, LEGEND, and TEXTAREA elements do not use the 'accesskey' attribute.
    Warning
10.5 Until user agents (including assistive technologies) render adjacent links distinctly, include non-link, printable characters (surrounded by spaces) between adjacent links.
  • Rule: 10.5.1 - All Anchor elements not surrounding images cannot be directly adjacent.
    • No invalid Anchor Elements found within document body.
Yes    
11.3 Provide information so that users may receive documents according to their preferences (e.g., language, content type, etc.)      
13.5 Provide navigation bars to highlight and give access to the navigation mechanism.      
13.6 Group related links, identify the group (for user agents), and, until user agents do so, provide a way to bypass the group.
  • Rule: 13.6.1 - All pages are required to contain a bookmark link to skip navigation that has the specified text in either the link text or the 'title' attribute value.
    Skip Navigation Text:
    • Note: This rule has not been selected to be verified for this checkpoint.
     
13.7 If search functions are provided, enable different types of searches for different skill levels and preferences.      
13.8 Place distinguishing information at the beginning of headings, paragraphs, lists, etc.      
13.9 Provide information about document collections (i.e., documents comprising multiple pages.).      
13.10 Provide a means to skip over multi-line ASCII art.      
14.2 Supplement text with graphic or auditory presentations where they will facilitate comprehension of the page.      
14.3 Create a style of presentation that is consistent across pages.      
Priority 3 - Image Maps Yes No Other
1.5 Until user agents render text equivalents for client-side image map links, provide redundant text links for each active region of a client-side image map.
  • Rule: 1.5.1 - Identify all MAP elements that use the AREA element.
    • No MAP elements found in document body.
    N/A
Priority 3 - Tables Yes No Other
5.5 Provide summaries for tables.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoints 5.1 / (g) or 5.2 / (h) and 5.3 for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
5.6 Provide abbreviations for header labels.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoints 5.1 / (g) or 5.2 / (h) for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
10.3 Until user agents (including assistive technologies) render side-by-side text correctly, provide a linear text alternative (on the current page or some other) for all tables that lay out text in parallel, word-wrapped columns.

To assist with visual verification, we recommend that you refer to the detail of checkpoints 5.1 / (g) or 5.2 / (h) and 5.3 for locations of elements that apply to this checkpoint.
     
Priority 3 - Forms Yes No Other
10.4 Until user agents handle empty controls correctly, include default, place-holding characters in edit boxes and text areas.      

Checkpoint Result Legend: Yes = Passed Automated Verification, No = Failed Automated Verification, Warning = Failed Automated Verification, however, configured not to cause page to fail (Priority 2 or 3 only), N/V = Not selected for verification, N/A = No related elements were found in document (Visual only), No Value = Visual Checkpoint



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Verified File Name: http://www.ftc.gov
Date and Time: 4/25/2004 9:57:33 PM
Failed Automated Verification
Emulated Browser: Cynthia 1.0


Verification Checklist
Checkpoints Passed
  Yes No Other
1.1 Validate that the alt text does not use the word image When users add alternative text to an image they tend to add the word "Image" when it really says nothing about the image, but describes the object versus the meaning of the object. This check will fail a page for the use of the word image in the alternative text.

Image Alternative Text should not contain the word "Image"

  • Failure - img Element at Line: 37, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 40, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 44, Column: 52 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 51, Column: 48 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 65, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 74, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 75, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 77, Column: 47 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 78, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 81, Column: 41 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 139, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 247, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 256, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 271, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 284, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 296, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 309, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 322, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 334, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 348, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 362, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 380, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 396, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 408, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 423, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 435, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  No  
1.2 Validate that the alt text does not contain the text: .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .jpeg Many content creation tools will automatically add alternative text when you add an image to your content. The text is generally the image name. Validate that: .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .jpeg, are not found in the alt text.

Image alternative text should not contain : .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .jpeg

  • Failure - img Element at Line: 37, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 40, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 44, Column: 52 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 51, Column: 48 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 65, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 74, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 75, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 77, Column: 47 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 78, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 81, Column: 41 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 139, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 247, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 256, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 271, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 284, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 296, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 309, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 322, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 334, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 348, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 362, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 380, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 396, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 408, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 423, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 435, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  No  
1.6 Validate that the alt text does not contain the text "image" Many content creation tools will automatically add alternative text when you add an image to your content. The text is generally the image name or the word image with a number associated, like image001. This checkpoint will fail a page if the string image is found in the alternative text.

Image alternative text should not contain the text "image"

  • Failure - img Element at Line: 37, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 40, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 44, Column: 52 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 51, Column: 48 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 65, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 74, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 75, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 77, Column: 47 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 78, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 81, Column: 41 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 139, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 247, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 256, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 271, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 284, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 296, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 309, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 322, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 334, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 348, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 362, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 380, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 396, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 408, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 423, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 435, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  No  
2.1 Validate that Alternative Text is greater than 7 and less than 81 characters in length Short alternative text may not be valid, warn the report user if alternative text was found that is less than seven characters in length. Additionally alternative text should not be larger than 80 characters, if the alt text is greater the long description attribute should be used. This check validates that the alt attribute does not exceed 80 characters in length.

The alternative text failed the minimum/maximum allowed characters check

  • Note - img Element at Line: 37, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 40, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 44, Column: 52 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 51, Column: 48 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 65, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 74, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 75, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 77, Column: 47 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 78, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 81, Column: 41 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 139, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 247, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 256, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 271, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 284, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 296, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 309, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 322, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 334, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 348, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 362, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 380, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 396, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 408, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 423, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Note - img Element at Line: 435, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
    Warning
2.2 Validate that Alternative Text is not used to repeat words Alternative text should not be used to simply hide words with the hope of increasing your ranking on search engines. If you repeat a word more than 5 times your page may not be indexed.

The alternative text failed the maximum allowed repeated words check

  • Failure - img Element at Line: 37, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 40, Column: 53 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 44, Column: 52 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 51, Column: 48 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 65, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 74, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 75, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 77, Column: 47 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 78, Column: 35 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 81, Column: 41 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 139, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 247, Column: 34 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 256, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 271, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 284, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 296, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 309, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 322, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 334, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 348, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 362, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 380, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 396, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 408, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 423, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  • Failure - img Element at Line: 435, Column: 81 - The element does not use the attribute: alt.
  No  

Checkpoint Result Legend: Yes = Passed Automated Verification, No = Failed Automated Verification, Warning = Automated Verification Warning, N/V = Not Verified, N/A = No related elements were found in document, No Value = Visual Checkpoint


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 149:                             <td><a href="https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx"><img src="/images/banner_dnccomplaint.gif" alt="Telemarketers Register Here for National Do Not Call Registry" width="380" height="48" border="0"></a></td>
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 153:                         <P class="bodyText"><span class="attentionFlag"><STRONG><font color="maroon">Media
 154:                               Advisory:</font></STRONG></span><span class="homeBodyText"> April 23, 2004</span><br>
 155:                               <span class="headline"><STRONG>FTC Launches
 156:                               Hispanic Law Enforcement and Outreach Initiative</STRONG></span></P>
 157:                         <P class="homeBodyText"> The Federal Trade Commission
 158:                           will host a press conference on <STRONG>Tuesday, April
 159:                           27, 2004</STRONG>, to address the growing problem of
 160:                           deceptive advertising aimed at Spanish-speaking consumers.<a href="/opa/2004/04/hsipanicma.htm" class="homeBodyLink">                          More...</a></P>
 161:                         <hr width="60%" size="1" noshade>
 162:                         <P class="bodyText"><span class="attentionFlag"><STRONG><font color="maroon">For 
 163:                           Your Information<br>
 164:                           </font></STRONG></span><span class="headline">Announced 
 165:                           Action for April 23, 2004</span><br>
 166:                           <span class="homeBodyText">The Commission has authorized 
 167:                           the staff to file an amicus brief in the currently pending 
 168:                           case, <strong>Cole v. U.S. Capital, Inc., et al., No. 
 169:                           03-3331 (7th Cir.). </strong></span><span><a class="homeBodyLink" href="/opa/2004/04/fyi0427.htm"><strong>More...</strong></a></span> 
 170:                         </P>
 171:                         <p></P>
 172:                         <hr width="60%" size="1" noshade> 
 173:                         <P class="bodyText"><span class="attentionFlag"><STRONG><font color="maroon">For 
 174:                           Release</font>:</STRONG></span><span class="homeBodyText"><STRONG> 
 175:                           </STRONG>April 23, 2004<br>
 176:                           </span> <span class="headline">FTC Announces New Complaint-Referral
 177:                            Program</span></P>
 178:                         <p class="subHeadline">FTC Will Refer Consumer Complaints 
 179:                           to Credit Bureaus</p>
 180:                         <p class="homeBodyText"> The Federal Trade Commission 
 181:                           will refer consumer complaints to the three major national 
 182:                           consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) under a new program 
 183:                           announced today. <span><a class="homeBodyLink" href="/opa/2004/04/cra.htm"><strong>More...</strong></a></span> 
 184:                         </p>
 185:                         <p></P>
 186:                         <hr width="60%" size="1" noshade>
 187:                         <P class="bodyText"><span class="attentionFlag"><STRONG><font color="maroon">For 
 188:                           Release</font>:</STRONG></span><span class="homeBodyText"><STRONG> 
 189:                           </STRONG>April 23, 2004</span><br>
 190:                           <span class="headline">Federal Trade Commission Releases 
 191:                           Quarterly Update of Telemarketing Fraud and Abuse Enforcement 
 192:                           Actions</span></P>
 193:                         <p class="homeBodyText"> The Federal Trade Commission 
 194:                           today issued its fourth quarterly announcement summarizing 
 195:                           the agency&#8217;s continued enforcement against telemarketing 
 196:                           fraud and abuse. <span><a class="homeBodyLink" href="/opa/2004/04/tsr0423.htm"><strong>More...</strong></a></span> 
 197:                         </p>
 198:                         <p></P>
 199:                         <hr width="60%" size="1" noshade>
 200:                         <P class="bodyText"><span class="attentionFlag"><STRONG><font color="maroon">For 
 201:                           Release</font>:</STRONG></span><span class="homeBodyText"><STRONG> 
 202:                           </STRONG>April 23, 2004</span><br>
 203:                           <span class="headline">Consumers Pull Hair Out Over
 204:                           Late Deliveries;<br>
 205:                           Seller of Depilatory Products Settles
 206:                           
 207:                           FTC Complaint</span></P>
 208:                         <p class="subHeadline">Under Consent Decree, Tactica International 
 209:                           to Pay $300,000 for Mail Order Rule Violations</p>
 210:                         <p class="homeBodyText"> The Federal Trade Commission 
 211:                           today announced a settlement with <strong>Tactica International, 
 212:                           Inc.</strong> (Tactica), under which the New York City-based 
 213:                           company will pay a $300,000 civil penalty for allegedly 
 214:                           failing to live up to its shipment promises for a wide 
 215:                           range of products, including the Epil-Stop hair-removal 
 216:                           system. <span><a class="homeBodyLink" href="/opa/2004/04/tactica.htm"><strong>More...</strong></a></span> 
 217:                         </p>
 218:                         <p></P>
 219:                         <hr width="60%" size="1" noshade> 
 220:                         <P class="bodyText"><span class="attentionFlag"><STRONG><font color="maroon">For 
 221:                           Release</font>:</STRONG></span> <span class="homeBodyText">April 
 222:                           22, 2004</span><br>
 223:                           <span class="headline">International Competition Network 
 224:                           Conference Adopts Recommended Practices to Improve Merger 
 225:                           Review Processes, Establishes Cartel Working Group</span></P>
 226:                         <P class="bodyText"><span class="homeBodyText">At the 
 227:                           conclusion of the International Competition Network's 
 228:                           (ICN) conference held in Seoul, South Korea, antitrust 
 229:                           agencies adopted four additional Recommended Practices 
 230:                           for merger notification procedures, designed to improve 
 231:                           enforcement agencies' merger review processes and reduce 
 232:                           unnecessary burdens on both agencies and merging parties, 
 233:                           the Federal Trade Commission announced.</span> <a href="/opa/2004/04/icnkorea.htm" class="homeBodyLink">More...</a> 
 234:                         </P>
 235:                         <hr width="60%" size="1" noshade>
 236:                         <p align="center" class="bodyText"><strong>Last 
 237:                           Updated:</strong> 
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 370:                       <td align="center" valign="middle"><p><a class="ofinterest" href="/os/2004/04/040402abafinal.pdf">"Fulfilling
 371:                             the Original Vision: The FTC at 90"</a><br>
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