Anyone developing content (text, images, video, etc.) for inclusion in online publications or systems must ensure that all the necessary elements are provided to make the content accessible to individuals with disabilities, including visually and hearing impaired people.
It's helpful to keep in mind how people may access content:
- Blind individuals often use screen readers, which is software that uses audio output to interpret and "read" the content out loud to the user.
- Hearing impaired individuals may depend on captions and transcripts to access audio.
- Individuals with motor control impairments may prefer to listen to content rather than use a mouse or keyboard.
Guidelines for writers and content providers
Enabling screenreader users to comprehend images
Optimize your links for use by screenreaders
Structure Word documents to convert to accessible PDFs
Creating tables, using color, captioning…
Key things to do for accessibility
Making infographics accessible