WCAG 1.0 Level A Checkpoint 6.3

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“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.”

Use the <noscript> tag and avoid using Java applets or Active-X objects if at all possible. If applets or objects must be used, ensure that information provided by the applet or object is available in an alternative form.

Example

In the example below, alternative text is included in an embedded <object>.

<object classid="java:Press.class" width="500" height="500"> As temperature increases, the molecules in the balloon... </object>

Reference

Text and non-text equivalents for applets and programmatic objects