Write for accessibility
Clear copy in plain language benefits everyone.
Write accessible content
When writing for the web, consider:
Is copy clear, concise and in plain language?
Does copy follow a logical order?
Do headings convey meaning and structure?
Do images have meaningful alt text?
Are page titles and links unique and informative?
Do videos have captions?
Do forms have error messages that clearly describe what went wrong and how to fix the problem?
Considerations will vary depending on what you are writing.
See the a11y project checklist for a complete list of content considerations.
Need answers fast?
Writing for web accessibility - the top 7 things to consider with examples and links to WCAG guidelines.
Writing clear and understandable content Writing for web accessibility - W3C example patterns and user personas.
Designing accessible content - from the Government Digital Service.
How to write in plain English - from the Plain English Campaign.