Approachable processes for digital accessibility solutions
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TesselLearn is offering a chance to convert some of your Digital Accessibility costs to non-profit donation to AccessPromise - a win/win. (AccessPromise provides technical, web, on-site and financial support to community organizations in other countries that support individuals, largely children and young adults, with disabilities.) This applies both to light reviews and training / presentations. Contact us for additional information.
Digital accessibility makes good business sense
Access to information is critical in this digital world. Individuals with disabilities use a variety of tools to access information on web pages, in documents, and in media. Many software and hardware modifications exist that allow such individual access to digital information. However, a wheelchair can provide access to a building only if the building has accessible features such as ramps, accessible restrooms and elevators. Similarly digital information requires the correct structure for the software and hardware modifications to work.
Some of the possible modifications include:
- use of eye gaze and other alternative switches for indiviudals with physical disabilities that affect the ability to move, type, use a mouse, and hold physical materials
- simple screenreaders, software organizers and control of the online environment benefit users with cognitive disabilities that include PTSD, ADD and dyslexia
- the proliferation of video options such as YouTube and SnapChat are a boon to individuals who use sign language to communicate with others
- captioning make videos and audio tracks available to information seekers who are hard of hearing but not sign language proficient. (Similiarly benefitted are English as a second language users, individuals in loud environments, those with spelling deficits, etc.
- The variety of resolution and contrast options available on most computers greatly benefit low vision technology users