Yes, I know that, but this is NOT the case here ;).
He is not substituting any text with images that screen readers will not be able to read.
He is not looking for any FIR technique.
He just wants to completely eliminate some text, from the view, from his website. He does not want it there.
Sighted users will not be seeing an image instead, they will not be seeing anything there, so why should non-sighted users be able to see it? Is there any point in making accessible something that the author does not want anyone to read?
Of course, the best practice should be to not have it there in the first place ¬¬... so I would recommend to simply strip it off. Why would you design a page for yourself with content you don't want to have? But then again, as many times, people tune already existing themes and have to deal with their structure... so that's why I posted a css hide trick.
OMG esmi, I confused threads!!! I was talking about a guy that wanted to hide a page title and did it white instead so there was a huge gap there... SORRY!!! Yes, in this case... You DO want to keep the h1 text AND the image. Sorry. I hope you see that I was talking about a different case. I guess this topic is resolved now :)