Difference between revisions of "Banking Symbols and Icons"

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! Symbol !! Source !! Category !! Technical name !! Recommended alternative text
 
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| <big>⑈</big> || Unicode 0x2448 || Checks || MICR OCR Dash / on-us || OCR dash symbol that looks like a quote followed by a raised square dot
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| <big>⑈</big> || Unicode 0x2448 || Checks || MICR OCR Dash (on-us) || "''OCR dash symbol that looks like a quote followed by a raised square dot''"
 
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| <big>⑆</big> || Unicode 0x2446 || Checks || MICR OCR Branch Bank Identification / transit || OCR transit symbol that looks like a bold vertical dash followed by a colon symbol
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| <big>⑆</big> || Unicode 0x2446 || Checks || MICR OCR Branch Bank Identification (transit) || "''OCR transit symbol that looks like a bold vertical dash followed by a colon symbol''"
 
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Revision as of 16:33, 18 July 2018

Certain symbols and icons are specific to the financial sector. Alternative text for these symbols and icons should be written such that a general user who does not have vision can describe them to a sighted assistant, who may be at the same location as the non-sighted user or may be remote (over the phone, or via an app such as Be My Eyes).

Our recommended alternative text for these symbols is:

Symbol Source Category Technical name Recommended alternative text
Unicode 0x2448 Checks MICR OCR Dash (on-us) "OCR dash symbol that looks like a quote followed by a raised square dot"
Unicode 0x2446 Checks MICR OCR Branch Bank Identification (transit) "OCR transit symbol that looks like a bold vertical dash followed by a colon symbol"

References:

https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2440.pdf

http://www.check-routing-number.com/