Now that you have a general understanding of what makes content accessible, let’s dive into how to create accessible written content.
Including accessible written content will help you meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements and make your materials accessible to a wide range of people with and without disabilities.
Writing and Formatting Text for Navigation
There are various kinds of text throughout your website. One kind is text that assists the public in navigating your website, like page names, text for buttons, and text describing internal and external links. By providing clear, concise, and informative text to navigate through the pages and features of your website, your readers will easily find what they need and are more likely to return.
1. Keep Page Titles Short
2. Include Calls to Action in Buttons and Links
Writing text for links to web pages and documents is similar.
Writing and Formatting Text on the Page
Next, we’ll look at how to write and format your content on the page to make it accessible to everyone.
1. Include Clear, Descriptive Headings
2. Keep Content Clear and Concise
It is important to develop web content that is appropriate for not only your intended audience, but also the audience at large.
By implementing accessible content, you will include many other readers as well. So, how can you write accessible text?
By following the WCAG requirements and utilizing these tips, you can create accessible material and broaden your audience reach.