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3.1.4 Abbreviations [Level AAA]

Description

Abbreviations

3.1.4 A mechanism for identifying the expanded form or meaning of abbreviations is available. (Level AAA)Understanding Success Criterion 3.1.4

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Sufficent Techniques

Sufficient Techniques for 3.1.4 - Abbreviations

Note: Other techniques may also be sufficient if they meet the success criterion.

Situation A: If the abbreviation has only one meaning within the Web page:
  1. G102: Providing the expansion or explanation of an abbreviation for the first occurrence of the abbreviation in a Web page using one of the following techniques:

  2. G102: Providing the expansion or explanation of an abbreviation for all occurrences of the abbreviation in a Web page using one of the following techniques:

Situation B: If the abbreviation means different things within the same Web page:
  1. G102: Providing the expansion or explanation of an abbreviation for all occurrences of abbreviations in a Web page using one of the following techniques:

Advisory Techniques

Advisory Techniques for 3.1.4 - Abbreviations
  • Using unique abbreviations in a Web page (future link)

  • Using visual formatting to help users recognize abbreviations (future link)

  • Providing access to a talking dictionary to support users who might have difficulty decoding written definitions (future link)

  • Providing a voice-enabled dictionary search so that users who have difficulty typing or spelling can speak the word whose definition they need (future link)

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Failures

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Notes

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