Banking Symbols and Icons
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"|