9.2.14: Images of text

Where ICT is a web page, it shall satisfy WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.4.5 Images of Text.

WCAG 2.0 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: Logotypes (text that is part of a logo or brand name) are considered essential.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT is a web page.
Procedure
  1. Check that the web page does not fail WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.4.5 Images of Text.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

 

Requirement details

Reference number: 9.2.14

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