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Unrevised Style Guide Section
This section of the Style Guide has not been revised from early drafts. As a result, this information is disorganized (as you can see) and possibly not representative of current wiki policies. While you may find useful guidance here, it should not be taken as gospel nor used to settle disputes without wiki mod confirmation.

Consider a time when you've had extremely slow internet, and images are slow to load. If these images had alt text, you would understand what they were for. Accessibility options like alt text makes the web better for everyone and not just those with disabilities or difficulties. The Blaseball Wiki is working to make Blaseball information available to every reader.

We will need your help to meet web accessibility standards with any content you add. The following sections provide basic principles that all wiki contributors should follow. For a more robust guide to accessibility concerns, we recommend looking at the WCAG 2.0 guidelines directly.

Text Accessibility Concerns


Some users of screen readers may elect to use them to read only the links, to navigate to other pages. For this reason it is important that the text of the link itself is descriptive of the link-- don't just use the surrounding text to do so. Read the link text aloud to yourself and see if it makes sense without the context.


Where possible, write in Plain English and use lists and tables to make information easy to process. This helps people with cognitive disabilities, language learners, and people using translators.

Special Characters

Zalgo Text is creepy and a lot of fun, but it is difficult for everyone to read. If you would like to use Zalgo text, upside down text, or special characters in a different creative way, please make sure to provide a plain text version of the text and add it to a Showhide (wait what is this on our wiki) section before your original text.

Advanced Font Customization

By default, text written on the Wiki has colours set for reasonable contrast levels and a size that can be customized by readers. All font customizations options in the Visual Editor menu are safe to use. However, the Source Editor will allow you to put in custom HTML and customize text however you like. Never set a fixed pixel size for text; stick to EMs, Percentages, and REMs so text can be adjusted. If you customize text color, please use a WebAIM's color checker to make sure they follow WCAG AAA guidelines to have proper contrast in both dark and light modes.

Image Accessibility Concerns

Alt text

All images on this wiki should have alt text provided. This is alternate text that will be loaded for screen readers and before images are loaded. This is particularly important for image links and images of text. For more on how to add this alt text, consider the Images guide.

Text contrast

If your image has text in it, it is good practice to check the text and background colour in the WebAIM color checker to make sure they follow WCAG AA or AAA guidelines.