To avoid accessibility issues with text, we've removed some of the features of the rich text editor previously available in our old CMS (e.g. underline). The few remaining pitfalls are listed here.
- Small text is harder to read so use it sparingly
- All caps can difficult to read for some users and can be read incorrectly by screen readers.
- If you create a heading, don't just make the text larger and bold. Use one of the block styles from the Styles menu (H2 - H6).
- Also, use a logical heading structure starting with H2 and working way down without skipping levels.
Start with Plain Text
- The rich text editor used in School Loop's CMS is compliant with Web Content Accessibility
- Guidelines, but when you copy content from sources like Microsoft Word or any web page, you're bringing over code that may not be compliant.
- To scrub all formatting, paste the content you've copied into a plain text editor such as Notepad or TextEdit. Now it's safe to copy your content from the plain text editor and paste it into our Rich Text Editor where you can safely format using a compliant editor.
- If you need to clean up content previously imported, see our article about how to remove text styling.