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Language – Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines

Accessibility GSA Section 508
Language of Page>

Language of Page #

The default human language of each web page can be programmatically determined.

Language of Parts>

Language of Parts #

The human language of each passage or phrase in the content can be programmatically determined except for proper names, technical terms, words of indeterminate language, and words or phrases that have become part of the vernacular of the immediately surrounding text.

Content/Design Considerations

  • Provide language of content that is in a different language from the rest of the page.

Development Considerations

  • For passages in a language other than the default language of the page, place a lang attribute with the appropriate value on the element or a parent element that contains the passage.