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How it works

A Strip is a full-width content container. They provide visual interest and break up long scrolling pages into sections.


This component strives to follow WCAG 2.1 (level AA) guidelines, and care must be taken to ensure this effort is maintained when the component is implemented across other projects. This section offers advice to that effect:

  • The starting point of your page should be a well structured and accessible source document. Ensure the document remains in a logical order for screen readers, irrespective of how the content looks visually
  • The headings in the Strips should follow the heading hierarchy of the page.
  • Make sure the tab order makes sense, and that all appropriate elements are focusable.
  • There should be a logical order within the Strip, heading first and related content to follow.
  • Headings should briefly and accurately describe the content of the Strip
  • Link text must be meaningful and clear.
  • Avoid wrapping the entire container in a link, as the entire content of the container will be read out as a link to by the screen reader.
  • Image strips should ensure image accessibility is maintained with appropriate descriptive text for relevant images
  • If the image is the link, then the alt text of the image should replace the link text Alternatively, add aria-label to the link element wrapping the image


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