Quick Tip: Acronyms and Abbreviations

Web Accessibility Tip of the MonthAcronyms, abbreviations, and unfamiliar terms should be expanded and explained at their first instance in a web page. This ensures that all users are presented with their meaning. Although HTML provides <abbr> for authors to define acronyms and abbreviations, the expanded meanings are still inaccessible to many users (keyboard or touchscreen users, some screen reader users, etc.), and we discourage its use.

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