Guideline 1.3 - Adaptable

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Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.

Questions & Answers

In web accessibility, which text is part of the visible label?

I’ve built form fields that are part of a sentence — I basically want the user to fill in the blanks. However, that also means there is a lot of text near the form fields. Which text counts as the visible label?

  • form fields
  • forms
  • visible labels

What is ARIA?

What is ARIA? I know it's related to web accessibility, but what does it do?

  • aria
  • aria attributes

Are running headers in a PDF accessible?

My question is about a pdf. Should a running header be read by a screen reader? If it should be read, should the screen reader describe it as a running header? Or is reading it as is ok?

  • PDF
  • running header

How should list items be nested?

I am getting an automated scanner error that “<li> elements must be contained in a <ul> or <ol>”, but in my code the <li> elements are contained in <ul>. What’s going on?

  • accessibility tree
  • lists
  • scanner errors