Images of text

Where ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface and that supports access to assistive technologies for screen reading, it shall satisfy the success criterion in Table 11.14.

Table 11.14: Software success criterion: Document success criterion: Images of text

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.

NOTE 1: Logotypes (text that is part of a logo or brand name) are considered essential.

NOTE 2: This success criterion is identical to the WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.4.5 Images of Text.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
  1. The ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface.
  2. The software provides support to assistive technologies for screen reading.
  1. Check that the software does not fail the Success Criterion in Table 11.14.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

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