Accessible & inclusive typography

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It is a good idea for any business to make their website accessible to people with disabilities. These tips will help you optimize your website for visually impaired users.

Include alt text for images

Graphics, logos, and other images need alternative text (alt text). It is important to check the alt text for your image because without alt text, visually impaired users using a screen reader just hear "image." Some images automatically include alt text, so it's a good idea to make sure that you are using the correct alt text.

Use contrast

Always consider the legibility of your typefaces. High color contrast makes text and images easier to read and comprehend. Webflow has a built in contrast checker in the color picker to make sure your text meets accessibility standards and is legible against your background.

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Use informative link text

Screen readers can scan for links, so informative link text is helpful. Consider limiting your use of underlines so they’re only associated with links.


Check text size and alignment

People with low vision often can’t read small text sizes. So, they have to use specific font settings when browsing your website. If you provide them with an alternate stylesheet that allows them to enlarge the font to a larger size without breaking your layout, then they should be able to read your content more easily.

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