5 Simple Ways to Create Accessible Digital Content - Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 16th

May 15, 2019

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Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people in the world live with some form of disability, of whom nearly 200 million experience considerable difficulties in functioning? There's many easy ways to incorporate accessibility into your everyday practice so that we can make information easily accessible by everyone!  To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 16th, check out these 5 simple ways to create accessible digital content: 

1.      Use camel case for hashtags (meaning capitalizing the first letter of each word) #CamelCase

2.      Use captions or alt text to describe a picture

3.      Use a high color contrast for text and backgrounds

4.      Use videos that have captions or easily add captions to your videos if you are using a script

5.      Use sans serif fonts whenever possible

   

If you have questions about creating accessible content for your course site or class, contact Technology for Teaching and Learning or Office of Disability Services.

For more information on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, visit their website.