Write clearly and simply

Use plain language

Help users navigate

  • Use headings and lists to create logical page structures, and keep your design simple and consistent. This will help everyone, not just the visually-impaired or those with learning disabilities.
  • Learn how to use headings correctly

Write descriptive link text to provide context

  • Avoid writing link text such as "More", "Read more", "Here", "Click here", as they provide no useful context to users relying on screen reading software to navigate content.
  • Learn how to write descriptive link text

Allow sufficient colour contrast between text and background

  • This will help visitors with low vision or color-blindness who struggle with reading text on busy or dark backgrounds.
  • Avoid relying on colours alone to convey information.
  • Contrast checker

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