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Level AAA − WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 3.1.6 − Pronunciation

If there are words having different meanings when using different pronunciation, provide a clear explanation of the pronunciation. 

In the example below, the word "minute" may mean either "The button was so minute I could not see it." (meaning "small") or "I need a minute to think about it." (meaning "60 seconds"). If such instances arise, ensure the meaning is clear from the context, or provide additional information that shows which pronunciation should be used so as to avoid ambiguity.

Before Rectification

A webpage sample containing the words “minute” and “lead”, of which the meanings are uncertain and depend on the pronunciations.

There could be some confusion over which meaning of the word "minute" is referred to, as there is no context provided.

After Rectification

A webpage sample with clearer explanations on the pronunciations of the words.

The example above shows how the content can be expanded to ensure there is no confusion.

WCAG 2.0 Reference:

http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/meaning-pronunciation.html