Testing & RemediationHow to test: Look over your site to ensure that there are no images of text. The only acceptable use for images of text are when it's used purely for decoration or if the text is essential to the info being presented (eg. a company logo with their name in it) How to remediate: There are a number of techniques to satisfy this success criteria, including:
- Using CSS to control the visual presentation of text
- Using Silverlight font properties to control the text’s presentation
- Using CSS to replace text with images of text and providing UI controls to switch/customize the text
- Separating information and structure from the presentation to enable different presentation of the text
- Performing OCR on a scanned PDF to provide real text
Questions and Answers
I've been told to be aware of CSS pseudo content because of the way it is treated by screen readers. Do you have any guidance?
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 you guys have a text re-sizer on your site. 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?
My site contains alot 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.
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?