WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY: 4 Tips for Text Spacing

Illustration of Text Height Spacing

WCAG 2.1 – 1.4.12 Text Spacing (AA)

Here are four tips for designing and producing website content controlled by CSS text style properties:

  • Line height (line spacing) to at least 1.5 times the font size;
  • Spacing following paragraphs to at least 2 times the font size;
  • Letter spacing (tracking) to at least 0.12 times the font size;
  • Word spacing to at least 0.16 times the font size.

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