Best Practices


 





Symbols on Pages

Best Practices

  • Ampersands (&)
    • Use the ampersand (&) in category titles, page titles, subheads, and table header rows
    • Write out “and” in all paragraph text unless it is an official company name (example: AT&T)
  • Asterisk (*)
    • If an asterisk is being used to indicate a footnote, reformat the information so the asterisk is not the only way the footnote is communicated
  • At (@)
    • The @ symbol is read out by screen readers but should be written out in text for consistency

WCAG Compliant Symbols

Symbols that can be used in text are listed in the following table. All other symbols must be written out.

Symbol

Description

HTML Code

&

and

&

£

British pound

£

·         

bullet

•

©

copyright

©

°

degree

°

$

dollar

$

Euro

€

paragraph

¶

%

percent

%

®

registered

®

/

slash

/

trademark

™

¥

yen

¥

 

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