The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. There are 4 main accessibility principles: PERCEIVABLE Starting at the most basic level, users must be able to process information. Take alternate means of processing into account. For example: providing text … Continue reading The Principles of Universal Design
The DD Network of Nevada is pleased to announce the "How to make Accessible Microsoft Word Documents" Full-Day WorkShop on the UNR Campus. Make your Microsoft Word Documents Accessible Learn how easy it is to: Create new accessible text documents using Microsoft Word Identify accessibility issues in existing MS Word documents Apply remediation strategies. A comprehensive … Continue reading One-day workshop: Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents
Encouraging sites to design for the 15% of potential users is hard, but "Stop Designing For 85% of Users" provides excellent explanations and encouragement, though it tends focus on visual impairments. As designers, we like to think we are solution-based. But whereas we wouldn’t hesitate to call out a museum made inaccessible by a lack … Continue reading Designing for All
"We’re wrong to think of accommodations as exceptions that detract from our normal way of doing things. Accommodating students is our normal way of doing things." https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1875-now-is-the-time-to-think-about-accessibility
Some tips to make your email content more accessible Use built-in formatting features for spacing, headings, paragraphs, line breaks, styles and paragraph formatting When attaching PDF’s or other visual content, include a text summary in the body of your email with details, dates, times, etc. Add alt text to any images or graphics Don’t rely … Continue reading Is that email accessible?