WCAG 1.4.5 Avoid Images of Text

Do not use images of text on your website except where absolutely necessary or for branding purposes (e.g. logo).

What to do:

  • Make sure you don’t have any images of only text
  • Avoid images that include text that conveys information if at all possible
  • Graphs, screenshots, and diagrams which convey important information of more

    than just text are probably okay as images

  • If you do have an image that includes text, add alt text and potentially a caption or description

Plain English Explanation:

Avoid images of text as much as possible. Logos are fine.

If you do have an image that has text inside it, account for that information with alternative text or a description of the image.

If the same presentation can be made using only text (and not an image), never use an image.

Understanding 1.4.5