Author: Ramya Venkitesh

Head - Accessibility New Initiatives, Actively involved in formulating new ideas to create Innovative Accessible Solutions across all Disabilities.

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Image Description

Top 5 Resources to help you write better Image Descriptions

80% of our learning comes from seeing and at 247 Accessible Documents, we believe image description is a basic requirement of making documents accessible. Without alternate text or image descriptions people with disabilities would not have the same access to images as you and me. In a blog post by my colleague Leander Rodrigues, he […]

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Accessible Documents Education

Need for Accessible Learning Material

Every person has equal right to education and this includes people with various disabilities. Its often a myth that students with disability may not be as capable as their non – disabled peers. An accessible educational environment with certain accommodations and considerations can ensure an inclusive and better learning experience for students with disabilities. One […]

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Accessible Documents Education Healthcare Publisher Technology

Planning for Document Accessibility under Section 508

Today, PDF is one of the most widely used format to share information on the web. Corporates, Government organizations, educational institutes share annual reports, books, brochures, publications or even user manuals on the web as PDF files. In addition, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are also used to disseminate a lot of information in the form […]

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Accessible PDF

Section 508 Compliance – Checklist for PDF

PDF is one of the most widely used formats for digitizing print material. Scanned or untagged PDFs are not accessible to people with print disabilities thus preventing them get access to information. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that electronic and information technology must be accessible to users with disabilities, including: Blindness, […]

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Accessible PowerPoint

Accessible PowerPoint Checklist

PowerPoint Presentations (PPT) generally have a lot of visual content and people with visual impairment or those using screen readers often miss out the context of the PPT. Planning and structuring your PPT correctly from the start, will maximize the accessibility of your document and ensure they are available to a wider range of audience. Do check […]

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Accessible Word

Accessible Word Document Checklist

Accessible word documents are easier to edit and navigate and thus ensures their reach to a wide range of users. Planning and structuring your document correctly from the start, will maximize the accessibility of your document and also helps retaining the accessibility features while being converted into different alternate formats such as PDF. You may find […]

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Accessible PowerPoint

Checking the Reading Order of a PowerPoint Slide

PowerPoint Presentations are used on a regular basis to present information in a manner that is best understood and interesting for everyone at training, workshops, education, conferences, events to present reports, results or launch of products etc. People with disabilities can get access to the information presented through PowerPoint if the slides are created with […]

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Accessible Word Image Description

Adding Alternative Text Description to Images in a Word Document

Word is a user-friendly word processing application that is used on a daily basis to create manuals, brochures, flyers, reports, notes, white papers, case studies. One of the essential step to make your word document accessible to all is by providing alternate text description to the images in your document. Screen readers cannot analyze and determine […]