Write clearly and simply
Use plain language
- Write at as low a reading level as appropriate for your intended audience.
- Avoid jargon and always favour common words.
- Some disabilities make it difficult to understand non-literal word usage and specialised words or usage.
- Non-native English speakers may otherwise have trouble reading and understanding your content.
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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