3. Understandable


By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe how the language of a document affects accessibility
  • Identify changes in language when documents are written in more than one language
  • Make acronyms and abbreviations accessible
  • Write with simpler language that accommodates a wider range of readers
  • Avoid unexpected changes in context that can disorient some people
  • Describe how consistency improves accessibility and usability for everyone
  • Use feedback and error messaging to improve accessibility and usability


  • Writing for the Web


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