SC Shortname

content (was text)

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Guideline 3.1: Make text content readable and understandable.


Guideline 3.1: Make content readable and understandable.

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N/A it is a guidelines

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What Principle and Guideline the SC falls within.

Principle 3


This is a small but important change. Content needs to be understandable whether it is text, video or audio. Using clear words will help with any of these modalities.


The benifit is that people will understand the content, including many people with learning and cognitive disabilities. For example, if a bot uses complex words and sentences, many people with language processing impairments will not be able to use that bot.

An audio stream has uncommon words and complex sentences it will not be usable by many people with cognitive disabilities.


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NA as this is a guidline


NA as this is a guidline



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