a11yTips — Define abbreviations or acronyms on their first…

document.write(‘ Loading… ‘); Define abbreviations or acronyms on their first occurrence in content no. 144 Make sure abbreviations and acronyms are explained on their first occurrence in content Abbreviations and acronyms are convenient when users are familiar with the jargon used on pages, but when users are not, those words can easily become confusing and prevent users from understanding important parts of the content. Fixing or avoiding this problem is easy enough; as long as authors pay attention to always defining what abbreviations and acronyms stand for when they are first used, users will easily be able pick up on their meaning. Since it is not always possible or even desirable to define abbreviations or acronyms when they are first encountered in a navigation menu, a breadcrumb or even a section heading, best practices suggest that authors define what they stand for as they are first encountered in content. To…

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