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The Importance Of Context

Just because something is readable, doesn't mean it's understandable. Context is an important part of understanding what you read.

According to the Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), text isn't readable if it requires more than a lower secondary level of education.

Just because something is readable, doesn't mean it's understandable. Context is an important part of understanding what you read. It's especially important for user experience (UX) copy.

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  • Users may not understand jargon, idioms, or other figurative languages. This might be because they're neurodiverse, like users with autism spectrum disorder. Or it might be because they aren't native English speakers. Translation tools like Google Translate are often literal...

Here are a few quick tips for adding more context to your writing:

  • Use consistent words, terms, and phrases. Synonyms are great for creative writing. They aren't great for accessibility.
  • Use simple words and phrases. 
  • Specify the language of the page. This helps users who are using assistive technologies. It lets the tool know what language...

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