To meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.1.4 Abbreviations requirement to make page content more accessible to people with disabilities, abbreviations should be labeled using HTML <abbr> attributes and spell out the abbreviation on the first occurrence.
Who can use this feature?
System Administrator | Owner | Publisher | Author
Sign in to your website solution.
Note: This process may look different based on your site's design.
- Navigate to your desired page.
- Click the Live Edit is OFF button to enable Live Edit:
Note: If Live Edit is currently enabled, the button will read Live Edit is ON:
- Click inside the Editor widget with the abbreviated content:
- Identify the abbreviated text and highlight it on the non-code side:
- Click on the Abbreviation tool:
- Click on the Code View tool
- Ensure that the HTML code has <abbr> markings to alert users that an abbreviation is being used:
- Click the Done Editing button (green checkbox) to exit the Editor widget:
- Click the Save button:
Review the Municipal Websites Central Glossary of Terms, a comprehensive explanation of the acronyms, abbreviations, and company-specific terminology. The terms located in this section are listed alphabetically:
- ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
- HTML: Hypertext markup language
- WCAG: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines