The 10 principles of inclusive content

This article first appeared in issue 223 of .net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers.

I have yet to come across a content author who isn’t absolutely mortified when they learn that they have unwittingly excluded a particular group of users. So this article is to help anyone who wants to do their best to make sure their web pages are inclusive.

Making your content inclusive to all is largely a matter of common sense, but there will often be things you won’t have thought of and some industry best practices you may not have been made aware of. But by following the 10 principles I’ll outline here, you should go a long way towards creating content that is usable and accessible for all.

To be inclusive, web content should be:

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