The many facets of accessibility in technical communication

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Whether you're using relative font sizes for those with low vision, or keyboard functionality for those with motor issues, creating more accessible tech comm content for people with disabilities also makes it easier to navigate and follow for people without disabilities.

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The many facets of accessibility in technical communication

  1. 1. The Many Facets of Accessibility in Technical Communication Char James-Tanny @charjtf / @helpstuff
  2. 2. I Parent by Text Message @charjtf / @helpstuff 2Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  3. 3. Knowing the Audience @charjtf / @helpstuff 3Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  4. 4. Keep Out @charjtf / @helpstuff 4Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  5. 5. Open 24 Hours @charjtf / @helpstuff 5Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  6. 6. Some Types of Disabilities  Sensory  Physical  Cognitive  Intellectual  Situational @charjtf / @helpstuff 6Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  7. 7. WCAG 2.0 and POUR @charjtf / @helpstuff 7Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  8. 8. Easy Tasks - Structure @charjtf / @helpstuff 8Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  9. 9. Headings @charjtf / @helpstuff 9Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  10. 10. Short Sentences and Paragraphs @charjtf / @helpstuff 10Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  11. 11. Second Person, Active Voice, Present Tense @charjtf / @helpstuff 11Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  12. 12. Vocabulary @charjtf / @helpstuff 12Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  13. 13. Lists @charjtf / @helpstuff 13Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  14. 14. Easy Tasks - Format @charjtf / @helpstuff 14Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  15. 15. Use Left-justified Paragraphs @charjtf / @helpstuff 15Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  16. 16. Color Contrast @charjtf / @helpstuff 16Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  17. 17. Resizing Text @charjtf / @helpstuff 17Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  18. 18. Techniques @charjtf / @helpstuff 18Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  19. 19. Keyboard Functionality @charjtf / @helpstuff 19Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  20. 20. Captions and Transcripts  It Gets Better: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles “True Colors”  NASA | Operation IceBridge Flies the Ice Caps  Osama Bin Laden Dead: Obama Speech Video and Transcript  Hamlet  IRS Tax Tips: Direct Deposit @charjtf / @helpstuff 20Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  21. 21. Don’t Remove :focus @charjtf / @helpstuff 21Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  22. 22. Alt Attributes  <img src=“file.png” width=“200” height=“200” /> @charjtf / @helpstuff 22Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  23. 23. Other Issues To be Aware Of  Link text  Tables  Forms @charjtf / @helpstuff 23Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  24. 24. Other Resources  Conferences and Unconferences  http://www.accessibilitycamp.org/  CSUN  Twitter (#a11y)  WCAG 2.0  WebAIM @charjtf / @helpstuff 24Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  25. 25. Questions and Answers @charjtf / @helpstuff ? ? ?? ? 25Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.
  26. 26. @charjtf / @helpstuff 26 Thank you! Copyright 2013 JTF Associates, Inc.

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