Writing with Accessibility in mind
Learn some basic principles of writing accessible digital documents
Writing for accessibility is writing for inclusion; excluding anyone does nothing to convey your message. Writing content well is writing for accessibility.
- Avoid generic link text like “read more” and “click here” and be precise with links and calls to action.
- Don’t assume the user knows how to perform a task. Give step-by-step directions or provide a link that does.
- Avoid using unusual words, acronyms or idioms, including jargon.
- Does this make sense?
- Does it support our users?
- Is the most important information at the top?
- Can this be broken down or better organized?
- Does this cover what we need to say in the simplest way?
- Inconsistent names and labels
- Media without captions or transcripts
- Wordy headers and sentences