Here is a quick list of information on Accessibility for people who are bloggers/writers and editors on how to make their articles easier to read. We’ve also included links if you wish to read more as well. Most of these bullet points are from WUHCAG, but the full list looks overwhelming if you’re not a designer/developer so we pulled pieces that we believe are core steps that people can take to make their written content better for everyone.
- Don’t use images of text
- Use helpful and clear page titles
- Break up content with headings (use subheaders)
- Explain any strange words (Non-English words/Slang)
- Explain any abbreviations
- Users with nine years of school can read your content
- Explain any words that are hard to pronounce
- Write good alt text for your images
- Avoid jargon and idioms
- Don’t rely on sensory characteristics as the sole indicator for understanding and operating content (Example: Saying “See Image Above”)
- Every link’s purpose is clear from its context (Try to avoid “click here” or “learn more.”)
Something to keep in mind: Making your content accessible will help everyone have a better experience.
More Information about Accessibility:
- Vox Media’s Accessibility Guidelines – Helpful information for designers, developers, and project managers
7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility – This is SUPER helpful for bloggers and how to tweak the design of your blog to be easier to read