Principle 3 - Understandable

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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

How do I change the order the elements on my page are given focus?

When I tab through the elements on my site with the keyboard everything is almost perfect except for a couple case where it looks like the order is messed up. How can I change the order the elements on my page are given focus when...

  • best practices
  • html
  • keyboard
  • page structure

How do I navigate a website with my keyboard?

I've been reading about how I need to make sure my site can be navigated with a keyboard. Honestly, I'm not even sure where to start because I don't know what button I would hit on my keyboard. How do I navigate a website with...

  • keyboard

Is there a form element meant to provide instruction?

I know how to add labels to form inputs to 'label' what they are. I am wondering if there is something similar for describing what a field is in more details? I want to there to be little text under a text field but don't...

  • best practices
  • form
  • html