WCAG 3.1.1 Default Language

The default language for each page of your website is set in the code.

What to do:

  • Make sure your language is set inside your HTML code (the example below shows US English)


Plain English Explanation:

Whatever the primary language is for your website, make sure that is the default language set in your website’s HTML code.

To check this right now, type


 into Chrome or Firefox.

Look at the very top for <html lang=

Understanding 3.1.1