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Accessibility information on OER layout
When you create a web page or document which has well organized content it helps users to orient themselves and to navigate effectively.
Why is layout important?
- A site or document which is well-structured is easier to understand and navigate.
- Everyone can benefit from a site which is well-structured.
- A well laid out page helps people with visual impairments, including low vision, orient themselves on the page and understand content.
- Keyboard users can browse pages and their sections more efficiently.
- People with cognitive and learning disabilities can more easily find and prioritize content on a well laid out page.
- A well laid out page helps users perceive, operate and understand, POUR principles.
How to create good layout?
- Use headings to separate sections.
- Use lists.
- Don’t use tables for layout.
- Don’t only use visual cues (such as color) to show the layout.
Creating Accessible Layout Instructions