This week the Trinity Ability co_op are sharing the top 10 tips for making your social media accsessible.
- Make sure to use a sans serif font like Arial, Verdana or Calibri.
- On slides use a minimum font size of 24.
- On written documents or PDFs use a minimum font size of 12.
- Use Heading Styles
- Use them in an effective hierarchy in both Word and web pages.
- Create bookmarks and document structuring tags when creating PDFs.
- Include captions on Blackboard or Panopto.
- Use transcripts and/or audio descriptions in online teaching and multimedia.
- Add descriptive Alternative Text to images in all documents to help those who use screen readers.
- If an image is purely decorative use Alt=.
- Use Left Justified paragraphs.
- Use 1.5 spacing to improve readability.
- Avoid using red, green and pink to convey information.
- Print colour items in black and white to see how the contrast works.
- Don’t underline text or it will be confused with links.
- Use descriptive hyperlinks to direct your audience to other content instead of web address links.
- Never use ‘click here.’
- Use bullet points and numbered lists to break up text.
- Use punctuation at the end of each item.
- Run the ‘Check Accessibility’ tool on Microsoft Office Files.
- It will highlight areas for improvement.