[thelist] WAI Content Guideline Checkpoint 3.1

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Mon Aug 7 16:55:12 CDT 2000

Zachary Mutrux wrote on 7/8/00 10:13 pm

>I have come to the conclusion that the answer to my question is "yes, in
>order to achieve Conformance Level 'Double-A,' one may not use text images
>in a Web site.
>Martin said of checkpoint 3.1,
>> Ah, but 'appropriate' is an interpretable standard.
>The WAI provides a specific example that seems pretty clear:
>"...avoid using images to represent text -- use text and style sheets
>instead. Refer also to guideline 6 and guideline 11."

But it still doesn't say "Don't use" - avoid is still interpretable.

My take is that for normal headings, where the text has structural 
sure, use text & stylesheets. But for logos etc where the visual 
is an integral part of the thing, then images could be OK if handled 


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