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On this page, you will find information for best practices when using programs like Microsoft Word or Google Docs and copying information into Content Apps on the website.

Best Option

The best option when copying information is to use CNTRL+SHIFT+V when pasting information into a content app. This pastes your document without styles, colors, and images.  This is the best option because it allows the built-in web experience to provide sizing, colors, and descriptions accommodating a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these disabilities.
Due to the numerous ways minute differences impact disabilities, this website follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to provide the most well-rounded experience for all visitors. When you paste with control shift and v, you are allowing the website to use the styles defined by the website team to cater to all of these different disabilities.
  • While you personally may think the larger text is better, people with tunnel vision may disagree.  
  • While you personally may think the color text is cool, people with colorblindness may have trouble viewing items.  
  • While you personally may think the color text is cool, elderly or low vision individuals may miss words or not perceive the difference. 
  • While you personally may think the bullets on this list do not look nice, deaf individuals using a screen reader appreciate how this list follows guidelines compared to pronouncing the word "hyphen" when you place a "-" minus character
There are perceivable, operable, understandable, robust, and conformance guidelines that provide the best experience for all users.  These have been considered by the web accessibility team and by typing your material directly in the content app and using the core site styles, your page will always help those with accessibility needs. 

Headings and Font Styles for Other Software

Below, you will find information on how to make your text look close to the standard website text.
Heading 1: Archivo Black Font Size 42
Heading 2: Archivo Black Font Size 36
Heading 3: Archivo Narrow Font Size 32
Heading 4: Archivo Narrow Font Size 24
Heading 5: Archivo Narrow Font Size 20
Normal Text: Lato Font Size 16
Note: Normal Text can have bold, italic, underline, superscript, strikethrough, and other standard font changes. Avoid color, highlighting, and background changes as the only means to convey information.

Standard Font Templates

To provide a starting place, please feel free to download the below file to use these headings, fonts, and styles while working in Google Docs

Google Docs