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Level AAA − WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.4.8 − Visual Presentation

When there is a block of text, ensure the user can select the foreground and background colours. Besides, ensure the text is not "fully justified" and is less than 80 characters long. In addition, ensure there is at least a space and a half between each line and that the space between each paragraph is 1.5 times larger than the space between each line.

Before Rectification

A paragraph sample not easily accessible as the width is more than 80 characters and using single line spacing.

The paragraph in the image above is not easily accessible as it does not meet the criteria mentioned.

After Rectification

A paragraph sample which is Level AAA compliant, as the width is less than 80 characters and the spacing is space and a half.

The second image shows how to make a paragraph accessible. This helps many users who have learning difficulties as there is enough space between each line and also the space is even.

WCAG 2.0 Reference:

http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-visual-presentation.html