Creating and Maintaining Accessibility: Microsoft Word, Part 3

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Word Cloud Collage   The next things to continue  our discussion about MS Word accessibility is multimedia, conversions, and Word’s Accessibility Checker. Multimedia elements may or may not be used in any particular documents. However, if they are used you’ll need to consider such things as image alt tags, hyperlink texts, and screen tips. Conversion to HTML or… Read more »

Creating and Maintaining Accessibility: Microsoft Word, Part 2

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Pointer hovering over an accessibility enter key                  This blog post continues the last on Microsoft Word and accessibility. This post will cover Content Element. Content elements such as text effects list formatting assist readers, coloration and contrast are low vision considerations, and there are some formatting tools you’ll want to avoid in the quest… Read more »

This is Rikki Poynter

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    …and she is awesome. Rikki is a young deaf woman who makes vlogs on her life and opinions on YouTube. She has appeared on several national news organizations and talks about her deaf experiences, accessibility, and mental health. One of her biggest areas of advocacy is for the captioning of videos uploaded to YouTube,… Read more »

Ensuring Accessibility of Non-HTML Content

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          What is Non-HTML content? Non-HTML content is more common than you might at first think. Do you use Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint)? How about Adobe Acrobat? These are very common applications and software, used nearly everyday, and also classified as Non-HTML. This means that their coding… Read more »

A Universe of Universal Design

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What is Universal Design? Universal design in the broadest sense 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. This takes place most noticeably in the physical world, with building and public… Read more »