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Module 1: Checkpoint 7—Text sizes

Conformance: Mandatory

Requirements

Websites must conform to the minimum text sizes, as specified below.

The site navigation must be 80% (optional bold font weight) of the browser default.

The minimum size of text within other sections must be:

  • Body copy – 80%
  • Site utilities – 75%
  • Section navigation - 75%
  • Section navigation sub-items - 75%
  • Page options – 75%
  • Breadcrumbs – 75%
  • Heading 1 – 160%
  • Heading 2 – 140%
  • Heading 3 – 120%
  • Heading 4 – 100%
  • Last updated date – 70%
  • Last reviewed date – 70%
  • Asides column – 75%
  • Captions – 75%
  • Fat footer – 75%
  • Footer – 75%.

Benefits of conformance

  • Enhances readability and consistency.

Risks of non-conformance

  • Reduction in readability.