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From: Barry Hill
Date: Jan 22, 2020 4:58AM

Hi all

I've been asked what to do about screen reader accessibility for an image of
a map of the UK that gives more information when areas of the map are
clicked on. Tabbing and cursoring do not pick up anything on the map.

This is from W3C:

"For non-text content that is a control or accepts user input, such as
images used as submit buttons, image maps or complex animations, a name is
provided to describe the purpose of the non-text content so that the person
at least knows what the non-text content is and why it is there."

So, it seems that it is ok that it is not accessible as long as it has a
label to say what I, as a blind screen reader user, am missing out on. Is
this correct for this map? I wonder if it might be as good to null text the
whole thing.

Thanks in anticipation.