Accessibility - shape with text vs shape and text box
Wondering if anyone can shed some light on the difference from an accessibility perspective between a shape with text in it and a shape with a text box over-laying it. If there is a difference, which one is preferred?
I know it's not accessible to use an image with text in it because a screen reader can't recognize it. Is the same true for a shape with text? I like to minimize the number of "things" I use on my slides, so I prefer to put the text right in the shape, but I've just realized that I don't really know if this is 100% accessible. So hoping for some clarification before I get through making this course accessible and realizing that I've done it wrong lol.
If I put the text in the shape, do I have to keep it in to focus order in order for it to be recognized? Or will the screen reader automatically read out the text in the shape as it does with any text boxes? In my focus order, I'm generally taking out anything that the user doesn't have to navigate to (including text) but if I take the shape with text out and the screen reader won't catch the text, then that doesn't really work.