Other Tips

  1. Organize and structure the content to help users navigate the page, determine where they are, and find the content they want:
    • Use "Heading 1/2/3" paragraph styles, instead of different font sizes, to indicate structure and hierarchy.
  2. Provide transcripts for all audio.
    • The transcript must be available for hearing impaired individuals.
  3. Caption all video.
    • At a minimum provide the text to be used for captioning, or better, provide an already captioned video. Captioning ensures that deaf or hearing impaired individuals can use the video.
  4. Don't use color as the only way to indicate meaning.
    • The classic example is a green button for "go" and a red button for "stop." However, a colorblind individual may not be able to distinguish the buttons, and a screen reader can't interpret the colors. To remedy this situation, use shapes or text to distinguish buttons, and provide alt text that can be read by the screen reader.
  5. Create tables that can be understood when read line-by-line.
  6. Pre-plan for accommodation needs with timed content.
    • Some disabled users may need more time to navigate and access the material. Ensure there will be an option to extend time limits.
  7. Write concise and logical text. 
    • Screen reader users can save time and frustration if the text is short and to the point. Follow Web writing tips to keep text concise.