What is Web Accessibility?
What does a screen reader do?
- Screen readers pause at punctuation to include periods and semicolons
- They read the title of the page
- They read headings, which allows the user to jump to the next section
- They read alt text to describe images
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Heading one and two (H1, H2) are already in use by Springshare for the title and the box titles. Your headings should be at H4 or H3 consistently throughout the guide. Headings allow users to jump to next section.
- For accessibility, font size 14 or higher should be used. Screen readers cannot read any text smaller than font size 12
- Font should be defined at the system level.
- Not all fonts are friendly for the web.
- Check out Google Fonts.
- Do not underline text for emphasis as underlined text will be read as a hyperlink by screen readers.
Layout options are based on percentages. According to Springshare, the predefined options are based on best web practices and readability of the pages. Let's look at a sample guide from Springshare that shows the same content in 1, 2, 3 and 4 columns.
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