dir=ltr for right-to-left language Accessibility Checkpoint


The dir attribute does not match the writing direction of the lang attribute.


English and other European languages use dir='ltr'. Arabic and Hebrew use dir='rtl'.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 6.47 Dec 2022 Improved detection.
  • 5.38 Jul 2020 Implemented dir inheritance.
  • 5.30 Jul 2018 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccLangWrongDir