Numbered lists (also called “ordered”) and bulleted lists (also called “unordered”) are important elements of an accessible document because they help users of assistive technology to navigate and understand the items on the list. For example, a screen reader can identify a list and tell someone how many items are on the list by vocalizing the information, for example, “List of five items. Bullet 3.”

  • Use your software’s built-in list function. Do not manually create lists.
  • Use a bulleted list to group together related items
  • Use a numbered list to show steps in a process or the number of parts in a whole.