The key feature of accessible text is its ease of reading on all devices.

Best Practices for Accessible Text

  • All text can be highlighted, copied, and pasted.
  • Actual text is used instead of images of text.
  • Text does not blink or move.
  • Text color contrasts strongly with its background.
  • Fonts are simple and easy to read. Sans serif fonts (e.g., Arial, Calibri, Verdana) are good choices.
  • The number of fonts is limited.
  • Avoid Small font sizes.
  • Font variations (e.g., bold, italics, ALL CAPITAL LETTERS) are limited.
  • Font appearance (e.g., color, shape, variation, placement) is not used to convey meaning.