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Level AAA − WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.4.9 − Images of Text (No Exception)

To achieve the highest accessibility rating, do not use text in images unless it is purely decorative, or the text as an image is central to the idea being communicated.

Before Rectification

A webpage sample with a heading in image format

The heading of the webpage above is an image and would not comply with Level AAA.

After Rectification

A webpage sample with a heading in text format.

Here the image has been replaced with text and now complies with Level AAA.

WCAG 2.0 Reference:

http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-text-images.html