(e & f) COLOR USAGE & CONTRAST(e &
f)) IMAGE MAPS
Use client side image maps, not server side image maps.
Image map regions must have alternate text.
Client side image map: FrontPage, Dreamweaver,
GoLive and most mainstream Web site programs create client side image
maps. In the past, client side image maps did not have as many capabilities
as server side image maps. For example, previously client side image maps
could not always create complex shapes, only limited squares and circles.
Now, through Web page creation programs such as those mentioned above,
virtually any shape is possible.
Server side image map: These type of
image maps are complex and require hand written or borrowed scripting.
They are more difficult to create and pose very few benefits. For the
average user there is no reason to use a server side image map. In addition,
these types of image maps are currently inaccessible for screen readers.
Image map region alternate text: This
is exactly the same as a regular image or photo alternate text. Except
in this case it labels the portion of the image map that you have selected
instead of the entire image.
Each of these portions should have alt tags.