Accessibility

Columns

Last modified 11/4/2021

Columns

Page layouts that use multiple columns can be tricky for screen readers to read. Screen readers will read a document left to right, top to bottom. If you create a page with more than one column avoid using the tab key to put visual space in between columns. A screen reader will read the content out of order by reading across each line of text across all of the columns. 

Screenshot of document without formatted column. Text is selected across the column break. A red circle with a line through it is in top right corner.Screenshot of document with properly formatted columns, cannot select across the break between. A large green check mark is in the top right corner.

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