If the technologies being used can achieve the visual presentation, text is used to convey information rather than images of text except for the following:
Customizable: The image of text can be visually customized to the user’s requirements;
Essential: A particular presentation of text is essential to the information being conveyed.
Questions & Answers
How do I ensure my translated website is still accessible?
There are so many translation services and tools out there. How do I make sure that my website is still accessible in languages other than English?
Does alternative text resolve an “Images of Text” failure?
I added alternative text that is identical to an image of text's content. Does this solve the accessibility issue "Images of Text"?
- alt text
Do company logos meet ADA compliance?
Do company logos, (uploaded as .jpg) meet ADA compliance?
- contrast ratios
Minimum font size?
I like the look of smaller text on the web. And even if the text is pretty normal size, some subheadings or small bits of info look nice if they are much smaller (thinking 12px or so). Is there a minimum font size that is...
Browser zoom vs text zoom. Which is better?
I noticed that some sites have a text re-sizer option in the header. Why not just allow the user to use the browser zoom? Is one better than the other?
How can I test text color contrast?
Is there a way that I can test the color contrast of text and graphics?
- wave scanner
Do images and art need to follow accessibility rules?
My site contains a lot of artwork, graphics, and some photography. My question is whether or not I need to do anything if they don't meet requirements. Or do they get a pass?
Company colors don’t pass contrast guidelines.
The company colors don't pass contrast guidelines, and the entire site is built on that color scheme. Are there any exceptions to this rule, and if so, what would you suggest?
Do logos need to follow the accessibility guidelines?
Do logos need to follow the accessibility guidelines? Specifically color contrast, size, text, stuff like that.
- best practices
Are animated gifs okay to have?
If I have a gif on a site that loops continuously. Is that okay or does it violated the 'can't have repeating flashing stuff' rule?