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Version: WCAG 2.0+
Number: 3.1.4
Level: AAA
Applicability:
  • Text
Requirement:

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

Guidance:

Purpose

The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that users with cognitive and learning disabilities have easy access to the expanded form of abbreviations to simplify their reading experience.

How to Meet

Authors should provide the expanded form of a term or name followed by its abbreviation in parentheses the first time the term or name is used.

Authors can also use the HTML abbr element for abbreviations or use links to a glossary to provide the definition.

Additional Information

The following knowledge base pages provide more information about how to address this success criterion for publishing content: