2.01.05 Text equivalents: Text in images
Text in images
When text appears in images it is important to convey any added meaning via alt attributes.
Where graphics are used as headings the alt attribute should contain all of the text the graphic displays.
The graphic should be placed in a heading element too.
<h2><img src="headings_as_graphics.gif" width="210" height="30" alt="Headings as graphics" /></h2>
It should be remembered that screen magnification software will pixilate the image beyond recognition.
Wherever possible text should be in plain text and not in graphics.
Consider the following image and text.