As people increasingly work, attend classes, and interact online, the need for accessibility increases. Whether you develop enterprise-level applications, design newsletters, purchase software, or send the occasional email, you can contribute to a more accessible and inclusive environment.
Here are eight quick tips from the BUILD IT Accessibility presentation.
|Instead of...||Try this...|
|Sending a flat image of a flyer through email||Send a text version that can be read by assistive technology|
|Making an inaccessible PDF on a flatbed scanner||Export an accessible PDF from Word or other software|
|Publishing an online video without captions||Create captions for the video and publish them alongside te video|
|Using bold, large, italic text formatting for headings and sections||Use genuine headings from the styles or formating toolbar in your application|
|Purchasing any old software package||Ask the vendor to provide documentation on their product's accessibility|
|Relying solely on color to provide emphasis||Use color alongside descriptive text or other distiguishing characteristics|
|Creating hyperlinks that say "Click Here", "Learn More", or "Go"||Use the link text to tell users where they're going and what to expect|
|Saying, "Accessibility is someone else's job"||Take the lead. Consider how you can promote and support accessibility in your area.|