Definition list items (
<dd>) must be wrapped in a parent
<dl> element to ensure that screen readers and other assistive technologies can properly announce them.
How this Lighthouse audit fails #
Lighthouse reports when definition list items are not wrapped in
The Lighthouse Accessibility score is a weighted average of all the accessibility audits. See the Lighthouse accessibility scoring post for more information.
How to fix orphaned definition list items #
Wrap all definition list items in parent
dl elements to ensure the list follows the proper hierarchy.
Definition list items require
dl elements around the list,
dt elements for each term, and
dd elements for each definition. Each set of
dt elements must be followed by one or more
dd elements. For example:
<dd>Extra grip for uneven, natural survaces, such as forest trails.</dd>
<dd>Extra cushioning for hard surfaces, such as sidewalks and roads.</dd>