Issue: Crowded data in spreadsheet cells is hard to read.

Who’s affected: People with cognitive, language and learning disabilities, some people with low vision.

Standard: Related to Guideline 11.4.8: Visual Presentation

What to do: Here are the basics:

  • Adjust column width, row height and alignment to ensure space around data
  • “Freeze” columns and rows
  • Hide unused columns and rows
  • Remove empty columns and rows

Recommended tools: WebAIM has a guide to optimizing spreadsheets

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