As a screen reader user I often find myself frustrated with technology. Screen readers change, web browsers change, operating systems change… there are a ton of moving targets.
As content creators we can minimize frustration, increase retention, and give opportunities to more of our diverse community members by designing digital content with accessibility in mind.
Accessible Digital Design
When creating digital documents with accessibility in mind, make sure to follow these few simple steps:
- Use semantic html.
- Caption your videos.
- Provide alt text for your images.
Learning a few techniques for accessible design reduces frustration for those who may not be able to perceive your content as you do. Effort to see through other humans eyes so that you can design your digital content to be perceivable by all humans.