The Principles of Universal Design

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

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One-day workshop: Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents

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

Is that email accessible?

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?

What is Assistive Technology?

According to the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, assistive technology (also called adaptive technology or abbreviated as AT) refers to any "product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." Examples can include: Wheelchairs Hearing aids Computer software and hardware, … Continue reading What is Assistive Technology?

What is Universal Design?

"Universal Design is a plan. The way we measure that plan is accessibility." It is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment (or any building, product, or service in … Continue reading What is Universal Design?