Writing WCAG2 standards can be challenging but This blog will teach you how to write more effectively and avoid making errors. These pages help improve your writing for screen readers, but there are a few points that you might not otherwise think about.
Addressing for Screen Readers
People with little or no sight are very different when it comes to using apps and websites. Screen readers are very good at reading the elements of the screen and returning them to the user.
Below are few things to keep in mind:
- According to sighted readers, it takes them about two to five words per second to read text. Screen-reader users on the other hand can read the text at speeds of up to 35 syllables per second.
- People want to read long-form content, regardless of their hearing or sight. Having the proper structure in place will help them skim through the text.
Draft Chronologically, Not Spatially
Writing in chronological order is very important, as it avoids confusing the user about the order of the things in the interface. It saves you time and helps avoid getting cluttered with irrelevant details.
Screen readers do their jobs and are trained to read instructions to people who can’t see clearly. However, they shouldn’t have to do that every time they read a word or an object.
Draft Left to Right & Top to Bottom
While you may not want to convey the spatial order in your writing, it’s still important to keep in mind that you’re buying something that has conditions that you didn’t know about.
Screen readers often have the same issue when it comes to reading text. They often have to learn how to read and interpret different sections of the written word. When reviewing an action, think about what information is most critical to performing that action or making a decision.
If there’s information that’s critical to action, place it before the text or the action button. Even if it is hidden in a tooltip or, an action button, it should be present before a user reaches a decision point.
Do not Practice only Colors and Icons:
If you are a sighted user of digital products, there’s a good chance that when you see a message in red, it will cause you to interpret it as a warning or a thought.
In other cultures, red is often used to indicate danger or excitement and Yellow, which we often use to mean caution, could also convey a different meaning in other cultures.
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