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Images of Text

8. Avoid Using Images of Text

  • Images of text are problematic for mobile users: they cannot reflow, so the browser must resize them down, often resulting in very small text.
  • Images of text are problematic for users with low vision: JPG and PNG images of text cannot be scaled up by users with low vision without becoming blurry.
  • Images of text are problematic for screen reader users: all text in the image must be placed in the alternative text, in which all formatting is lost and all the text [...]

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