WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

APA/MLA style formatting versus WCAG guidelines


From: Laurie Kamrowski
Date: Sep 18, 2019 2:52PM

Hi! I am wondering when APA style requirements clash with WCAG 2.0
standards and practices, which should take precedence? I know that the WCAG
2.0. The two circumstances in particular are with Italics (not prohibited
by the WCAG guidelines but is known to trigger dyslexic episodes) and with
underlined text (the WCAG recommends against the usage of underline in
electronic formats unless it is identifying a hyperlink).

Laurie Kamrowski

Accessibility Specialist
Mid Michigan College