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8.6 Level A − WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.3.2 − Meaningful Sequence

If the content needs to be read in a certain order to make sense, ensure the webpage is written/coded in a way which indicates this order.

Before Rectification

A webpage sample with two columns of content, where the order of the elements are out of sequence.

In this example, the webpage has been built in such a way that the screen readers will read the two headings first and then the content.

After Rectification

A webpage with two columns of content with a logical sequence.

If the webpage is correctly coded, the reading order will be more logical. In this case each piece of content follows its respective heading.

WCAG 2.0 Reference: