Unicode lookalike characters used Accessibility Checkpoint


This page has words made of Unicode characters that look like English characters but are from another alphabet. This means screen readers are unable to pronounce these words correctly.


Replace the characters with their English characters equivalents, or if the text is not English, add a lang attribute to the enclosing element.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 5.37 May 2020 Fixed false positive on JSON.
  • 5.32 Feb 2019 Fixed false positive on some language pickers.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Fixed false positive.
  • 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-F71-1