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Find out what web pages on your sites are affected by HTML issues.

An image map that is server-side rather than client-side is present in the page.

Server-side image maps can’t be used with a keyboard since mouse clicks are needed to access the links they contain, rendering them unavailable to users who only use keyboards.

The server-side software used to process the image map receives the locations of the mouse click from server side image maps. They are not keyboard accessible since they rely on mouse clicks, although client-side image mappings are. Additionally, unlike the regions of a client-side picture map, actionable areas of a server-side image map cannot be provided with text alternatives.

What this Accessibility Rule Checks

Makes sure that server-side image maps are not used.

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