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A mechanism is available for users to turn hyphenation on or off.

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Level A

  • Shawn thinks this should be Level AA or AAA

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What Principle and Guideline the SC falls within.

Principle 1, Guideline 1.4


Simply Put: You can have words break if they run off the screen.


For some people it is especially difficult to understand words that are hyphenated, and they need to turn off hyphenation. While primarily an issue for people with cognitive impairments, hyphenation becomes more of an issue when text size is increased, thus it is also related to low vision. Some people with very large text may prefer hyphenation on so that more characters fit on a line of text.

User Need: Users can turn hyphenation on or off.

Source: Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision, Section 3.2.4


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