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Success Criterion 1.4.12 - Level AA

Text Spacing

Ensure there is enough space between paragraphs, letters and words. People with dyslexia can read faster as a result. People who are visually impaired can also read the text more easily. White space can also help people with a cognitive impairment to distinguish parts from each other.


  • People with dyslexia can read faster if sufficient distance between texts is used.

  • People who have poor vision can read more easily if there is sufficient distance between text, words and paragraphs.


“Is there enough distance between letters, lines and paragraphs?”

This can be tested visually, no assistive technologies are needed.


Adjust text spacing

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