“When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with §1194.21(a) through (l). – §1194.22(m)

Why it matters

This checkpoint identifies elements requiring an applet, plug-in, or application, such as a specific type of movie player, to be present on the client system to interpret content.

EXAMPLE: A media file embedded in the PDF requires a QuickTime® plug-in.
RESOLUTION: Provide a link to the plug-in so the file can be viewed. 

Excepting Flash and QuickTime content, this checkpoint will be rarely invoked. 

What happens when I verify this Checkpoint?

To pass the checkpoint, a link to the corresponding applet/plug-in/application must be present on a page that requires such a capability. The checkpoint will automatically be assigned a status of Not Applicable if no applets, plug-ins or applications are required to fully interpret the page.

When to Pass or Fail this Checkpoint?

PassAn element requires applets/plug-ins/applications to be present on the client system and a link to a plug-in/application that complies with 1194.21 (a) through (l) has been provided.
FailAn element requires applets/plug-ins/applications to be present on the client system and a link to a plug-in/application that complies with 1194.21 (a) through (l) has not been provided.
Not ApplicableAn element requires applets/plug-ins/applications to be present on the client system but alternative fully equivalent and accessible content has been provided.
RemediationAdd a link to the required applet, plug-in or application.

 

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