Use of colour, contrast, language and visual characteristics
- Do not use colour as the only way to convey information of any kind. For example, the text ‘click on the blue button’ is not compliant as relies on the user being able to see colour.
- Make sure that you select the appropriate copyright text style (either light or dark) for an image.
- Images containing text must have a 3:1 contrast between the text and the background.
- Ensure your content is written and presented in a way that is suitable for the website and its intended audience. Don’t make it too complicated or use jargon/acronyms.
- Bold, underline and all caps should not be used to draw attention to a specific sentence/word.
- As above with colour, do not use size, shape, sound or location as the only way to convey instructions. For example, don’t refer to the ‘navigation on the left/right of the page’ or the ‘small rectangle button’.
Videos & Guides
How to change the copyright text style
Guide showing you how to change the copyright text style (same content as video)
How to add copyright information (and alt text) to a new image in the media section of a standard Haiku webpage
How to add copyright information and alt text (same content as the video)