3.1.4 Abbreviations Level AAA

A mechanism for identifying the expanded form or meaning of abbreviations is available.

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Testing & Remediation

How to test: Open you website up and begin reading the content. Are there any places where you’ve used an abbreviation? If so, have you provided the expanded form at the first use of the abbreviation? Have you provided a link to the definition or provided it inline? How to remediate: If the content on your site uses any abbreviations, you must provide the definition. This can be by providing the expanded form at the first use of the abbreviation, a definition can be linked out to or provided inline within the content, or you can provide a glossary.

Questions and Answers

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...