5 · Reading Order

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Cascading Style Sheets can be used to provide layout for many aspects within a set of web pages, without the use of tables or frames. They allow web page designers to set out the presentation for a web site separately from the content. It makes it much easier to control the main items on web pages such as navigational elements. If the structure is well done it can help accessibility by allowing the user to change colours, fonts and read the site in a linear manner. This means there is always a meaningful sequence to the content on each web page.

Outcomes and Scores

This test has 4 possible outcomes.

Outcome Score
Fully accessible with correct document structure. 100%
Content and navigation accessible but content may be out of order 67%
Content accessible but the structure of the page has been lost. Icons and buttons are difficult to distinguish or access.  33%
Page is unusable without styles. 0%


The results of this test are taken into account when calculating accessibility scores for the following disabilities.


The following techniques may come in handy when running this test.


This test aims to cover the following section of best practice.

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WCAG 2.1 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence More Info