Also known as

Glyph, Symbol

Icons are a visual representation of an application, a capability, a concept or a specific entity with meaning on an interface (e.g., a floppy disk to represent a save action). Icons help users to recognize and understand a concept or an action regardless of linguistic or cultural boundaries.

Exclude decorative icons (icons that repeat the information already expressed by the accompanied text) from screen reader access to avoid repetition. If you're adding an icon for decorative purposes, pass aria-hidden=”true” to exclude its label from the screen reader.