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Best Practice 1.2 – Avoid images of text (Advanced level)


Where possible, do not use images to display textual information. Accessibility tools like screen readers cannot read the text encapsulated inside an image unless a text alternative is provided for the image.

 

Before Rectification
A sample mobile application page with a title rendered as an image.
The heading above is a graphic text. It cannot be read by screen readers.
After Rectification
A sample mobile application page with a title in plain text.
The above text heading is not a graphic image. It can be read correctly by screen readers.

 

W3C WCAG Reference: 1.4.5 Images of Text

 

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