Prev Next

Cognitive accessibility basics

Remember, users may be disabled in more than one way.

  • Explain things clearly and concisely.
  • Use simple words – avoid metaphor, Latin and jargon.
  • Use simple sentences, on average 15 words – they are easier to comprehend.
  • Do not use flashing images.
  • Do not auto-play video content or GIFs.
  • Give icons labels.
  • Consider adding visuals to clarify concepts.
  • Include white space in designs.
  • Do not clutter the page.
  • Use present simple tense.
  • Avoid using contractions and the conditional tense.
  • Allow users to save their progress to return to it later.

Find out more from the WebAIM Cognitive Disability Introduction.

Cake Content Consultancy