Why focus on text accessibility?

Consider how your kitchen is organized. It would be frustrating to cook a meal if you could not easily find the utensils or ingredients you needed.

Organized pages, similar to an organized kitchen, benefit everyone. Pages with a clear layout and descriptive links are easier for users to navigate and read.

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Accessibility Checklist

Your goals for creating accessible text within the rich text component:

  • Properly nest all headings in descending order
    • Your page title is considered an H1 heading, so your first heading should be an H2.
    • When nesting headings, remember not to skip levels when creating sub-sections. For example, you can go from an H2 to an H3 but not an H2 to an H4.
    • Don’t use the heading format solely for aesthetic purposes. If you want to call out an important point, consider making that sentence bold instead of incorrectly applying a heading format.
  • Use descriptive text when sharing links; avoid “click here” or “read more”
    • Screen readers are unable to provide context to a link beyond the linked text — which means multiple “click here” links on a page all appear to be the same.