Headings must have text content

Definition Heading elements must have visible text content.
Purpose
  • Heading elements that consist only of image content are not easily restyled for readabilty by people with low vision.
Required No for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Headings
Scope Element
Target Resources Heading elements
  • h1
  • h2
  • h3
  • h4
  • h5
  • h6
Techniques
  • Use CSS instead of images to style heading text content.
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