This resource provides an infographic that highlights a few important principles of accessible design
Margaret McKay's insight:
WebAIM's top goal is to help make the web more accessible to individuals with disabilities. Over the years they have helped build a large community of developers, web masters, individuals with disabilities, and others who share this goal In the sharing of resources and information, the web accessibility community benefits. WebAIM provides several ways for you to both learn and share with others.
Adobe® Reader can be set to automatically scroll through a long document. This can be useful if you have difficulty scrolling, or if you are reading on a smaller screen which makes getting to the scroll bars difficult. This video shows you how to use the automatically scroll function.
From a user's viewpoint the following functionalities in Adobe Reader offers the following benefits:
•The ability to navigate via bookmarks. •The ability to magnify text. •The ability to reflow text •The ability to change the text and background colours. •The ability to automatically scroll through the document and therefore read it without mouse interaction.
These materials are for anyone who creates documents and presentations in their work. There are many reasons why you should ensure that the documents and presentations you create are accessible and inclusive.
Marketing personnel have a critical role in the inclusivity of an organisation and many learners (whether disabled or not) will be influenced by the accessibility of your marketing materials. For disabled learners in particular, the website, prospectus, application forms etc will speak volumes about the accessibility awareness of your institution – and it is very easy for an organisation to make claims about their inclusive practice whilst contradicting them through poorly accessible marketing materials.
In the UK there are 11.2 million people with a registered disability. That includes 1.6 million who are registered blind, 1.5 million with cognitive difficulties, a further 3.4 million people who are otherwise IT disabled, and 6 million that have dyslexia. Their total spending power is now estimated at between £80-120 billion a year. An ageing population will push these figures ever higher, so good business sense suggests that this is a key market for any website.
Guidance from the voice of blind and partially sighted people in Europe.
Who should read this?
This publication is written for a broad audience since almost everyone creates documents, be it the minutes of a meeting, a leaflet for an upcoming event, a news item for the website or a questionnaire.
Everyone who creates documents contributes to the accessibility of the final product. We encourage to pick the sections that apply for your situation.
Accessibility is a key aspect of a great experience. Look at the following examples designed with Adobe tools. Accessible design in not dull or lacking in quality. Accessible content represents the best experience for all, regardless of disability.
Marketing teams are responsible for a learner’s first experience of an organisation – whether it’s your website, your prospectus or the admissions forms and open evenings the quality of the experience for a disabled learner can be enhanced or reduced depending on the accessibility awareness of the marketing team. This session explores how marketing teams can create enhancements and avoid embarrassments.
Rule 1: Every <img> must have an alt= attribute Rule 2: Describe the information, not the picture Rule 3: Active images require descriptive alt text. Rule 4: Images that contain information require descriptive alt text. Rule 5: Decorative images should have empty alt text
Reflow is more than just an accessibility feature. It is also useful for people who use handheld devices or other devices that have small screens. There are two main advantages to reflowing a document.
If you have difficulty reading text on a screen, or would like to listen to the content of a document at a time when reading it is inconvenient, you may find it helpful to have the document read to you. Adobe® Reader has a built in Read Out Loud function, and this guide shows you how to use it.
If a document has been created in Word and is accessible, many of the accessibility features will be present in the PDF after conversion. However, if you did not create the document, or it was not created using Word, you may need to amend it to ensure that it is accessible. Using Adobe Acrobat you can improve the accessibility of a PDF document.
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