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Re: APA/MLA style formatting versus WCAG guidelines


From: L Snider
Date: Sep 18, 2019 3:24PM

Hi Laurie,

Interesting timing, since I am writing a journal article on this topic!

In my view, APA (I work with that one the most) is inaccessible for many
reasons, but it is required in most academic contexts that I know of, so in
my experience it wins out over accessibility, whether it fits with WCAG or

I would be curious to know how your situation works out, and if others have
been able to override it, or change it.



On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 5:52 PM Laurie Kamrowski < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> She/Her/Hers
> Accessibility Specialist
> Mid Michigan College
> > > > >