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3.1 Text alternatives for non-text elements not provided

Affected Group: Persons with Visual Impairment

Meaningful and concise text alternatives should always be provided for non-text elements such as buttons, form fields, selection bars and images, etc.

A sample mobile application page with non-text elements highlighted.

For example, if you have a button on your mobile application, how would you communicate the meaning of this button to a person with visual impairment who is using a screen reader?

The best way is to provide a text alternative for this button Back botton such as "Go back" or simply "Back".