What is alt-text? 3.2 billion images are shared on social media daily! That’s a big number. Without alt-text, people can be excluded from important information and announcements, data and statistics, entertainment, and culture. This is why it is essential that we add alt-text to images. Alternative text or alt-text for short, is a… Continue reading What is Alt/Text and how best to use it?
What is web accessibility and why is it important? You may already understand accessibility in terms of the physical environment, but accessibility in digital spaces is proving to be just as essential. Web accessibility is the design practice of making websites, mobile applications, and digital documents usable for as many people as possible, including those… Continue reading How to Fix the 5 Most Common Web Accessibility Mistakes
OCT 25, 2023 Microsoft Word turns 40! MICROSOFT 365 INSIDER ENGAGEMENT TEAM The year was 1983. Never Say Never Again was the top movie in the land. Total Eclipse of the Heart was the #1 song, and the most popular show on TV was Dallas. A gallon of gas cost 1.59 cents. 1983 was also… Continue reading Microsoft Word Turns 40
The Windows Accessibility tools help people with a variety of disabilities every day. Here’s a quick overview of all the tools. Microsoft has been at the forefront of accessibility and first took steps to address it in 1990 with Windows 3.0. Now with Windows 11, they’ve ramped up their Windows Accessibility tools with new features… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Accessibility Tools on Windows
Online trends change daily, especially with social media usage being one of the most popular online activities. In 2021, over 4.26 billion people were using social media worldwide, which analysts predict will increase to almost six billion in 2027 (Statista). While things like emojis and hashtags have proven to be tried and true online staples,… Continue reading Making hashtags and emojis digitally accessible
Heading levels have meaning, especially for screen reader users and search engines. That means one unique first level heading per page, with the other headings representing the page content similar to the index of a book: easily scannable and semantic. Write well-structured headings, because what is good for your reader, is also good for your… Continue reading What is Accessible heading structure
Google Calendar is a shareable online calendar through which you can also coordinate meetings, making it a popular tool used by companies worldwide. Its entirely cloud-based, online nature means anyone can access it anytime from anywhere, making it ideal for remote workers and those on the go. But, as with any tool, you must keep… Continue reading How to Make Google Calendar Accessible
Introduction In the digital age, creating accessible content is more important than ever. One critical aspect of web accessibility is the use of alt text for images, which ensures that screen reader users can access and understand visual content. This blog post will explore the importance of alt text, discuss best practices based on the… Continue reading The Importance of Alt Text for Screen Reader Users: A Guide to Best Practices and Accessibility
Millions of people across the world use Google Docs for creating online documents. While it is widely considered an alternative to MS Word, people with disabilities might find it challenging to use, as it lacks certain key accessibility functionalities that MS Word has. With that said, you can make your Google Docs more accessible to… Continue reading How To Make Your Google Document Or Presentation More Accessible
For many years, people with certain disabilities advocated for the right to work from home. These advocates presented this alternative arrangement as a reasonable workplace accommodation. However, companies frequently denied such requests. Then, the pandemic hit. Businesses around the world made rapid and extreme modifications to their work processes. Suddenly, remote work was the norm,… Continue reading How Helpful Is Remote Work for People with Disabilities?