[Athen] Logo as a background image?
ndogbo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 7 20:01:04 PST 2013
Thanks so much for this. Just what I needed to know as I prepare to go
change things out there!
A million thanks!
On 11/7/13, Dan Comden <danc at uw.edu> wrote:
> Your rule of thumb sounds correct.
> Generally I think background images of any kind are going to cause
> problems, for the reason you noted (not read by screenreaders) but also
> because of almost inevitable contrast problems with the text that's
> overlaid. Greg Kraus' cool new contrast checker plugin for Chrome can tell
> you if it's a problem but it's easier just to avoid the issue if possible.
> See WCAG Failure criteria:
> Important images shouldn't be in the background.
> -*- Dan
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:53 AM, N Dogbo <ndogbo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Athenites expert on web accessibility,
>> I please need your opinion / help here--
>> What do you think about company logo as a background image? Is this a
>> good practice? Is it or should it even be allowed? Even if an alt text
>> can be assigned to it, a person using a screen reader only sees an out
>> of context text with no target since background image is not picked up
>> by screen readers, resulting in a very bad / poor user experience. My
>> rule of thumb is-- if one feels the need to alt-text an image then
>> that image should not be a background image, especially company logo.
>> What do you all think and or recommend? Is there something in WCAG2.0
>> that sort of addresses that?
>> Thanks so much in advance for your help addressing my concern.
>> N Dogbo
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> -*- Dan Comden danc at uw.edu <danc at washington.edu>
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