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Create accessible content

Learn how to make your content accessible and why it is important

Text alignment

Use left justification and default margins.

Readers with low vision who use magnification tend to use the left edge as a guide and not miss content. It also assists readers with neurodiverse medical conditions such as dyslexia.

Justified text should be avoided. It creates uneven spaces between letters and words 

Be mindful of unnecessary space such as empty paragraphs. A screen reading tool will attempt to read an empty paragraph. Use in-built paragraph and line spacing features to increase space between paragraphs.

Line spacing

Use a line spacing of 1.5

According to WCAG Level AAA, an international standard for digital accessibility, line spacing (leading) is at least space-and-a-half within paragraphs, and paragraph spacing is at least 6pt after.

Users with cognitive disabilities or visual impairment have trouble tracking lines of text when too closely spaced.