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RE: images as page headings


From: Anthony Webster
Date: Oct 24, 2003 7:24AM

ok thanks. The font size is nice and big and there is plenty of contrast so I will leave it as it is for now.

> The WAI guidelines tell us to "avoid using images to represent text
> -- use text and style sheets instead" (under checkpoint 3.1).
> But there's a change to this in the "Errata" at
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WAI-WEBCONTENT-ERRATA
> which restricts the rule to raster-based images (but other
> considerations
> of course make this restriction rather irrelevant at present) and also
> says:
> "You may use text in images when:
> - the text does not convey its literal meaning but has a more
> graphical
> function, such as a logo and
> - the effect can not be achieved with CSS and
> - you have provided a text equivalent for the image."
> If the client keeps wanting the headings in their corporate
> font, and if
> Web fonts are not a feasible solution to this, it's probably not that
> serious to accessibility, when adequate precautions are taken.
> Hopefully the text in the images is readable to all,
> including people with
> low vision or with color-blindness.>

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