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Making Tables & Links Accessible in PowerPoint

Tables & Links are often ignored when making Microsoft PowerPoint Accessible. But it is important to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to all the information.   Let’s discuss how each of us can ensure that the PowerPoint presentations we create are accessible right at the start.   Tables  It is necessary to check whether […]

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Accessible PowerPoint

3 simple things to do to make your presentations accessible

Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most used tools to create presentations for different business requirements. Various meetings and conferences are conducted using these presentations. The information through PowerPoint is conveyed in the form of text, images, graphics, tables and charts. Looking at today’s requirement where people are globally connected, these presentations need to be […]

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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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Accessibility Events

Simplifying Accessibility Remediation of Document – Meet 247 Accessible Documents at CSUN 2019

Are you looking to provide accessible documents to your customers including people with disabilities? One of the challenges for most website owners, is making documents accessible! Whether they are brochures, white papers, annual reports, product documentation, user manuals, these all need to be accessible to people with disabilities also! If you provide a document on […]

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Image Description

5 Tips for writing effective Alternative Text

So, you’ve done everything to make your documents accessible! And now, you’re tying up loose ends and are faced with the innocuous task of having to write and review alternative text. Creating alternative text is not an uphill task, but you would want to make sure your entire audience is given the clearest idea of […]

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Accessible PDF

A study on how Mobile Screen Reader’s render Accessible PDF’S

In the past, Screen Reader users found it difficult to access PDF’s on mobile devices even though PDF’s were made accessible. Now the scenario has changed ! I thought to study how screen reader identifies and interpret different elements in an accessible PDF file on mobile platforms. So I chose the leading screen readers VoiceOver […]

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Accessible PDF Education

As a student with disability, how to navigate an Accessible PDF textbook?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the preferred format for publishing and distributing digital documents across the globe. This is true for text books as well. Educational institutes, universities, elearning providers, schools and colleges are using PDF as the preferred format for distributing text books to their students. Accessible PDF text books are high on demand […]

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Accessible PDF

5 Common PDF Accessibility Errors

PDF is one of the most widely used format to present information on the web. PDFs are used to publish brochures, product user manuals, student text books, bank statements, annual reports, application forms, company policies, utility bills etc. Being such a widely used file format for publishing information, one might think PDFs are capable of […]