Incorrect Images of Text


This page depicts violations of Success Criterion 1.4.5 Images of Text.

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Example of Image of Text Causing a WCAG Violation

The following image depicts an invitation to an open house an is in violation of SC 1.4.5.

Princeton University. Program of the Department. All Interested or are curious sophomores are cordially invited to an OPEN HOUSE. 12:30 PM ~ 1:30 PM, Tuesday ~ February 21, 2017, 209 Prospect House food will be served.

Why Is This a Violation?

Whereas the image does contain an alternative text description, it is 1. a very verbose set of alternative text and 2. we lose all of the programmatic access to the text that is possible with live text. 

How Do I Fix It? 

Either set the information as live text, or provide an inline, equally effective alternative like a WCAG 2.0 AA compliant PDF.