Sometimes, getting accessibility right takes a lot of thought and requires the technical guidance of a trusted accessibility partner. Sometimes, you can be well on the right path by having go-to checkpoints for certain content types. Here are a few of those to keep handy.
So, the next time you...
Add an image
- Does it need to be an image or could the same be achieved with text?
- Is it decorative or will it need a text alternative?
- How will it render when magnified or when viewed on a smaller screen?
Add a video
- Does it have captions and are they accurate and adequate?
- Does it have a transcript and it is accurate and adequate?
- Does it need audio description?
- Are text and visual elements easy to see and read?
- Are flashes within the proper thresholds?
Create an interactive chart, tool, or gizmo
- Can everything be reached and controlled with a keyboard?
- If instructions are needed, are they clear and are they available to everyone?
- If there is the possibility of user error, will people know how to correct mistakes?
- Will it work with assistive technology?
- Does it need a text alternative?
- Does it use visual means aside from color alone to convey information?
Add a podcast
- Does it have a transcript and is it accurate and adequate?
- If it has any visual media and timing is important, does it have captions?
Post on social media
- Are there visual elements that need a text alternative?
- Are videos captioned?
- If including a link, is the destination accessible?
- Are hashtags as accessible as they could be?
More social media tips:
- Twitter Accessibility Tips
- Facebook Closed Captioning
- YouTube Closed Captioning
- Instagram Uses Artificial Intelligence for Alt Text
A little can go a long way
Are these tips an exhaustive list for accessibility? Of course not, but keeping in mind some of these basics the next time you incorporate these content types will be in the best interest of your customers and your accessibility efforts.
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