Ensure that all images of text are only used for decorative purpose or the text is essential to the information being conveyed.
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Success Criterion 1.4.9 Images of Text (No Exception) (Level AAA): Images of text are only used for pure decoration or where a particular presentation of text is essential to the information being conveyed.
Logotypes (text that is part of a logo or brand name) are considered essential.
Why is it required?
People with visual impairments and reading disabilities may find it difficult to understand images of text. An image of text refers to any readable text displayed inside an image to establish a certain visual style. Therefore, using text instead of graphic will help to convey information to AT users.
Examples of images of text: Stylized headings, quotes, symbolic text characters etc.
How do we fix it?
Same as Success Criterion 1.4.5: Images of Text
Are there any exceptions?
There is only one exception to this success criterion
- When the image of text is considered essential. For example: Brand logos, brand name, etc.