UPDATED MARCH 2017
A large part of web accessibility is creating content which can be easily understood, and writing is often times an overlooked factor. Like coding a website, writing must account for a variety of user conditions and abilities. It’s tricky! Here are some great articles to help.
From 4 syllables
Some great advice from @Writing4Web. This was originally a 7-part series; the articles were restructured since.
- On image alternative text:
- Info and relationships – accessibility for web writers
- Sensory characteristics – accessibility for web writers
Colour usage – accessibility for web writersremoved Sufficient contrast – accessibility for web writersremoved Images of text – accessibility for web writersremoved
More great resources
- Tips on Writing for Web Accessibility by W3C WAI
- Writing Clearly and Simply by WebAIM
- Writing for Global Audiences – Web Standards Sherpa
- Web Writing Guidelines for Content Contributors – Meet Content
- I Don’t Want to Read More or Click Here – by Karen Mardahl
- WCAG 2.0 for writers – SlideShare
- Sidestepping Ableist Language – web slides by Ashley Bischoff
Techniques from WCAG 2.0
- G153: Making the text easier to read
- G86: Providing a text summary that requires reading ability less advanced than the upper secondary education level
- G130: Providing descriptive headings
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4Syllables is still writing posts in their series. They’re now at Contrast.