Accessibility

A series on accessibility topics for web writers. Covers the accessibility guidelines for text, images and PDF documents; using free tools to evaluate the accessibility of content.

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Pronunciation – accessibility for web writers

Provide a pronunciation for words that are spelt the same, but mean different things when pronounced in different ways. However, in English, it’s usually possible to decide the meaning from the context.

Reading level – accessibility for web writers

The accessibility guidelines suggest we write content that requires only a lower secondary level education to read. Where that’s not possible, we should provide supplementary content (visuals, for example), or an easy-to-read summary.

Colour – accessibility for web writers

Don’t use colour alone to convey information because not everyone has normal colour vision. For most web writers, this means being careful about choosing images. But you may also need to be careful about applying colour to text.