Key points when producing multiple accessible formats
1. Make sure the content is accessible to other applications
- Check your text can be selected and copied to another program – this helps with a range of study activities (e.g. making notes, checking definitions and translations, reading aloud text).
2. Create Style sheets with Headings and sub Headings
- Make life simpler for yourself and avoid using underline or all capitals
- Creating helpful navigational elements, such as content lists and page numbers
- Convey important information about images, graphs and tables within captions or associated text
- Think about possible barriers to using content on different devices and through different technologies
4. Select font sizes that are easy to read (12px) with good colour contrast levels.
- Or allow the reader to personalise the look and style of the materials
- Avoid using colour as the only visual means to present information and in particular avoid red/green colour combinations for those with Colour Deficiency.
- Think about audio and image descriptions as well as different technologies to produce equations, graphs and tables.
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