Assistance Doesn’t Need to be Technical

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Blind and low vision people who want help from people can reach out to Be My Eyes. “Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call. ” — About bemyeyes.com

PDF Remediation

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PDF remediation is not as easy as it sounds. I found a goldmine of help with the videos at PDF Accessibility

Kim’s Notes December 16, 2019

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Accessibility design begins at the start of a project. Start thinking about all the types of people using the website. 1 billion people are disabled according to the Health Org. Add people who don’t identify as disabled, add people who experience temporary or situational disabilities, age, friends and family of people with disabilities = 7.7 billion A11Y lead to audiobooks and video captions and other innovations. It is too expensive to ignore A11Y. Political and health websites ignore inclusion at…
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Kim’s Notes November 21, 2019

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When using images for text that describes an action the user takes, describe that action in the alt attribute text. A logo alt can simply say the brand name. Do not stuff keywords in logo alt attributes. Avoid putting navigation links in text. They may not resize properly and become unreadable when magnified. Ads with text – put all the content in the image into the alt attribute. The title attribute can be used to provide advisory information. It does not replace the…
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Kim’s Notes November 20, 2019

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Blind people navigate web pages by scanning headings inside screen readers to quickly understand content and layout. For example, in JAWS, the “H” key jumps from one heading to the next, reading them in sequential order, no matter what level the heading is (h1, h2, h3, etc.). The “1” Key jumps through all of the level 1 headings (<h1>). The “2” key jumps through all of the level 2 headings (<h2>), and so on. One of the main reasons to…
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Podcast Accessibility

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Begin by making an accessible website. This is so that persons using assistive technology can access your podcast. Provide an accessible media player for your podcast. Add a text transcript for the podcast. Not having a transcript makes the podcast inaccessible. Include more than the spoken parts, such as background noise, sound effects, and any sound that may be relevant to the spoken words. Avoid auto transcription. You need to be able to edit. Provide closed captions if the podcast…
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