😎 Best practice sharing: Every template must have visible and accessible text

[Deleted User]
edited October 2022 in Templates

Both when designing murals and templates it's important to make sure that the instructions are visible and accessible to read.

These are the top three things to think about to help create accessible instructions and text:


Write titles and instructions with clear, accurate descriptions. Focus on the outcome, what's expected of the practitioner to do. Questions are great to help guide the practitioner.

Use simple language, aim for 8th-grade level language. You can check it with a readability checker like Grammarly or Automatic Readability checker.


Make sure there's enough contrast between the color of the text and the background. Dark text is usually easier to read on a brighter background.


It's useful to make titles of activities large enough to read when zoomed out. This way it's easy to navigate the template and find the activity you're looking for.

At the same time, make sure that the instructions can be read when you're zoomed in to add sticky notes to complete the activity. The best way to find the right scale of instructions is to try using the template yourself.

💡 Learn more about how you can make your meetings more accessible in our help center. 

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