Word has spaces between each letter Accessibility Checkpoint


Inserting spaces between letters in a word means screen readers cannot pronounce the words correctly.


Remove spaces between letters in the same word (e.g. hello instead of h e l l o).

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 5.5 May 2014 Fixed false positive.
  • 3.5 Dec 2009 Don’t fire on elements that don’t contain readable text (e.g. STYLE).
  • 3.3 Jun 2009 Don’t fire for French phrases containing multiple single character words.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccWcag2-F32-1