Principle 3 - Understandable

Description

Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

Questions & Answers

What is a VPAT?

I've been hearing a lot about website accessibility and something called a VPAT. Can you help me understand what a VPAT is and what it's for?

  • section 508
  • voluntary product accessibility template
  • vpat

Does my site need to be usable if the CSS and javascript doesn’t load?

I've always wondered this but never really known for sure. Let's say none of my CSS or javascript loads. Does the site still need to be usable? I know a lot of really big sites are useless without CSS and javascript so I'm betting the...

  • best practices
  • CSS
  • html
  • javascript
  • page structure

Can I specify the language of specific parts of my page?

As an example, let's suppose I want to write the following. 'The french word bonjour means hello in english.' My sites language is english, but I would like screen readers to know that 'bonjour' is written in french. Is that something I should even bother...

  • building content
  • translations