3.1.5 Reading Level Level AAA

When text requires reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level after removal of proper names and titles, supplemental content, or a version that does not require reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level, is available.

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Testing & Remediation

How to test: There are a number of free tools that help you analyze the readability of text. We recommend checking your content in either the readabilityformulas.com or the Datayze readability analyzer. How to remediate: If your content is written in a way that requires a higher level of education to comprehend, you'll need to provide at least one of the following:
  • Text summary that can be understood by people with lower secondary education level reading ability
  • Providing visual illustrations, pictures, and/or symbols to help explain ideas, events & processes
  • Providing a spoken version of the text
  • Making the text easier to read
  • Providing sign language version of information, ideas and processes that must be understood in order to use the content

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...