Chris Ashton

dai11y 04/10/2021

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Tips for Making HTML Lists Accessible

  • This article is a quick reminder on HTML list markup.
  • First of all, decide whether you actually need a list; sometimes it is better to format your content as paragraphs with headings instead. This way, assistive technology users can easily skip to the heading that they want to read.
  • If you do use a list, decide whether it should be unordered (<ul>), ordered (<ol>) or a description list (<dl>). The latter is useful for glossaries or recipes, e.g. <dl><dt>Chicken</dt><dd>A small bird that lays eggs</dd>...</dl>.

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