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Formatting for accessibility

Ampersands

Do not use ampersands.

Some screen readers will not read ampersands correctly. Some users will be unfamiliar with the symbol and may not understand it. The symbol can be distracting to readers because it is taller than some letters and is an unusual shape.

For example:

✔ Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

✘ Accounting & Finance BA (Hons)

✔ Financial planning and control (20 credits)

✘ Financial Planning & Control (20 credits)

You can find out more about why we avoid using ampersands on this Readability Guidelines blog.