[Wash-at] [Washington Assistive Technology Act Program Blog] Web
Accessibility Wednesday: Line Length
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
watap at uw.edu
Wed Oct 5 09:07:01 PDT 2011
This is part of a continuing series of web accessibility tips for IT
personnel, web managers and web development groups. These tips can be used
to review current website accessibility and to utilize in developing new
websites with the hope of improving web accessibility for everyone.
Pages should be designed so the line length, the number of characters that
appear per line, should be neither too short nor too long. Anything more
than around 80 characters can introduce reading difficulties in scanning
from the end of a line of text to the beginning of the next line. Short
line lengths also introduce difficulty and vertical scrolling. The width of
the body area of a web page should be constructed to ensure that lines of
text are constrained to both minimum and maximum lengths across both small
(such as mobile devices) and large screen resolutions.
Posted By Washington Assistive Technology Act Program to Washington
Assistive Technology Act Program Blog at 10/05/2011 09:07:00 AM
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