Accessible Links in Documents

Accessible Links

There are some easy-to-follow guidelines on creating accessible links in documents. If you’ve become accustomed to just pasting a URL into a Word document, these extra steps will make a world of difference for people using assistive technology. Creating Accessible Links It is always a best practice to create links in your authoring document. With… Keep Reading

URL Shorteners

Link Shortener

A great way to make your reader’s lives easier is to use a URL shortener to make long and illegible URLs easier to understand and get to. If you don’t know what a URL is, it is the website/web page address that is used to build a link. Before: After: As a reader… Keep Reading

PDF Tags that Make Documents Accessible

You have to use the right tag to make documents accessible.

If you’re trying to make a PDF accessible, you have to understand tags. To be brief, tags are the objects that tell assistive technology how to present your information to people who cannot see it. Each tag identifies the type of content and what information is stored inside. There are hierarchical tags that build structure… Keep Reading

The ADA and Section 508: Explained in a Nutshell

President George H.W. Bush signs the ADA

The ADA Most Americans are aware of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It was signed into law over thirty years ago on July 26, 1990 by then President George H.W. Bush. “The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have… Keep Reading