Wikipedia:WikiProject Accessibility/FAQ and common pitfalls

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This page contains answers to frequently asked questions and rebuttals to common misconceptions about accessibility.

Misconceptions[edit]

AA accessibility level is "good enough"
Policy requires us to meet AAA "wherever feasible". For example, since color is never essential to navigating the site (except in actual images, where we need an accurate representation of reality), it is always feasible to meet AAA in things like templates, and therefore required by policy.
Image captions are the same as Alt text
Captions are not Alt text. Captions are used to describe an image, where as Alt text conveys the same essential information as the image itself. Sometimes these things ARE the same thing, however that shouldn't be considered a rule. In the event that it IS the same thing, the alt text should contain something like "refer to caption".

FAQ[edit]