Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites usable by all people, including those who are disabled. Today, text-to-speech software is available to help visually impaired individuals access Web content. The technology reads aloud anything that the website designer has classified as text within HTML coding, including headlines, body text and image "alt" tags.
But what about type that is contained inside a graphic? Unfortunately, type that is converted into a graphic and lacks an alt tag is not machine readable. Through Web fonts, designers are able to design with actual fonts while improving the accessibility of their websites for individuals who are visually impaired.
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