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Directional Language

Avoid thinking and writing in visual terms.

Why to avoid directional language

  • It excludes users with visual impairments.
  • Responsive websites shift elements around.
    • Desktop or laptop: right rail content is on the right
    • Smartphone: content shifts to the bottom of the page

Examples of directional language

  • See below
  • Click here
  • On the left

Review: A UX Copywriter’s Guide to Accessibility. It explains why accessible content is better.

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