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.
Questions & Answers
Success Criterion 1.4.9: Images of Text (No Exception) states that text “used for pure decoration” is one of the few allowed uses for images of text. How do I know whether text is decorative?
- decorative images
Do company logos (uploaded as .jpg) meet ADA compliance?
- contrast ratios
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...
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?
Is there a way that I can test the color contrast of text and graphics?
- wave scanner
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?
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? Specifically color contrast, size, text, stuff like that.
- best practices
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?