Checkpoint 9.14 - Core
Spelling has been checked
Having correct spelling of words improves readability of web page content for sighted users and visually impaired users alike. Screen readers have inbuilt functions allowing them to interpret words that they cannot find in their native dictionaries. These could be rendered in two ways - by spelling out unusual letter combinations or trying to pronounce them using specific phonetic rules. In either way the intended meaning of the word might be lost to a screen reader user.
Correctly spelled words also support better discoverability of information on your website via search engine indexing and search terms entered by users.
All content placed on a web page must have correct spelling. Spell check all content when creating pages and copying content from other electronic sources.
To check the spelling of one web page use the W3C Spell Checker www.w3.org/2002/01/spellchecker.
To check the spelling of a whole website use the SEO Workers Web Site Spell Check Service www.seoworkers.com/tools/spell-checker.html. For this tool the user is required to supply a valid email address to which the spelling report will be emailed later.
Browse the web page content in the browser to ensure it doesn't contain any spelling mistakes.
The original source of this information is located on the W3C web site (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-simple-and-straightforward)