RE: Icon fonts - semantic elements

The definition of Text from WCAG 2 is likely relevant.

sequence of characters that can be programmatically determined, where the sequence is expressing something in human language


-----Original Message-----
From: Laura Carlson [] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:01 AM
To: Repsher, Stephen J; Jonathan Avila; Alastair Campbell
Cc: public-low-vision-a11y-tf
Subject: Re: Icon fonts - semantic elements

Hi Stephen, Jonathan, Alastair, and all,

On 5/17/17, Repsher, Stephen J <> wrote:

>> In my opinion, SC 1.3.1 is already met by providing aria-label or CSS 
>> off-screen text that is near/as subtree of the icon/icon link and 
>> conveys the same meaning.
> [Steve] Yes but that's 1.1.1 and not 1.3.1, right?

Fundamental question to all:

Do we consider icon fonts to be text or non-text content? The answer to that may help us sort it out.

The icon fonts definitions that I have found are at:

Kindest Regards,

Laura L. Carlson

Received on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:08:37 UTC