Digital Text Accessibility Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

Three people helping each other understand what is on a laptop screen thanks to digital text accessibility In today’s multimedia digital communication landscape, text continues to dominate.* Digital text accessibility doesn’t have to be complicated and ensuring that your i’s are dotted shouldn’t be a burden. There are a few rules to keep in mind. While focusing on screenreader compatibility is an important aspect of the accessibility effort, the overall benefit to users goes beyond this technology. The basic elements of digital text include font (font face, size, and color), layout and structure (headings and paragraphs), the intention behind the text (emphasis), and then there are links and tables. (Images are often included with text and require descriptive alt text which can now be added in a majority of applications.) Below are some easy accessibility design… Read more >>
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Making Text Look Normal in Blackboard

A person's hand is rested on a Dell computer next to a Mac computer Have you ever pasted text into Blackboard and found that it just doesn’t look right? It might be that the font has changed, weird symbols have replaced some letters, background colors have suddenly appeared, or your spacing and lists are all wrong. It can be maddening when all you want to do is paste a simple string of text, but Blackboard can’t manage to display it properly. This is very common if you’re trying to paste text from Word, Google Docs, or a website. Heck, it even happens sometimes when you paste text from Blackboard into Blackboard. Why is this happening? There’s actually a simple reason this is happening, and it’s not that there’s something wrong with your computer. Most… Read more >>
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