The Text Module is not only the most used module for adding content, but it's also the one with the most accessibility concerns.
Removing Pasted Formatting
- Perhaps the worst thing you can do with the Text Module is to paste content copied from other sources like a web page, Microsoft Word document, or PDF. Doing so can include non-compliant code.
- To remove such formatting, follow this directions to clear unwanted styling.
- Accessibility requires a logical heading structure, which means each page must have one level 1 heading (H1) and then follow a logical hierarchical structure from there. This means no skipping (e.g. using H3 when there are no H2 headings on the page).
- To properly create headings with the Text Module, use the Style menu to select an appropriate level heading. Do not create headings by simply using larger, bold text.
- Note that the Title Module also has formats with headings H2 through H5.
- The text you use for links should be unambiguous. See our separate article on Accessible Links.
- Images will typically need alternative text and generally should not include text.
- For reference, see our article about the Image Module.
- It is important to appropriately use header columns and rows. Tabular data will often use headers. Tables used to control layout never use headers. See our article on Accessible Tables.
- When you click the Table button on the toolbar, you'll be presented with 12 options. Those with the solid black cells represent header rows and columns.
- To change the format of a table, right click on the table and select Table Properties from the menu.
- To learn more about creating accessible tables, check out our Easy Start Guide for accessible and responsive tables.
- Use the numbered list feature rather than manually typing out numerical list.