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Creating Accessible Content

Digital content (documents, websites, videos, audio, etc.) is accessible if it is created in a way that people experiencing an impairment or disability—whether permanent, temporary or situational—can use it. When content is accessible it works with assistive technologies like screen readers, personal voice assistants (e.g. Siri, Alexa, etc.), speech to text, screen magnifiers, braille displays, keyboards, switches, etc. When you design materials with accessibility in mind, they work better for everyone—which means that people will feel included, because they are.

Five Principles

This section outlines five easy strategies that will help you prevent the most common barriers to access. Once you understand the basics, jump into the tutorials for how-tos in specific software.