Web Accessibility Tip of the Month

Web Accessibility - Tip of the MonthOffered as a service from the WebAIM website, Maine CITE provides the following “tip” on how to make your website more accessible to all people.

Avoid Full Justification

Full text justification, when text is aligned to both the left and right columns, can be problematic for readability. Because the word and letter spacing is adjusted with each new line to force the full justification, this requires additional time when reading for our minds to adjust to these changes. Additionally, full justification can create “rivers of white” – patterns of whitespace that flow through blocks of text – which can be distracting and can cause difficulties for users with dyslexia.

For more information about web accessibility, please visit the WebAIM website.External link

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Updated: 10/01/2018