Accessible text has a great contribution in achieving inclusive learning environments. The accessibility of textual content can be enhanced by emphasising the use of appropriate language, clarity, and coherence. In this way, not only can the content be understood by a wider audience, but the quality of the educational material increases dramatically.
Creation of accessible digital content
Tables are useful ways of presenting related data, tabular data. And they should never be used for any other purpose. Sighted users scan a table to make associations between the data in the table and its appropriate row and/or column headers. Screen reader users make these same associations, if tables are structured correctly. People with disabilities rely on appropriate table markup and clear relations between header and data cells to understand, navigate, and process information presented in data tables.
These elements are images that show a lot of relevant information like maps; and graphs and charts that need contextual information and precise descriptions of the data they contain.
An accessible digital image is one that displays the relevant information effectively to the majority of people. This means that it should not only clearly present the important details, but should also be accompanied by a textual version of the message it conveys.
Multimedia content (such as videos, audio recordings, and images) that is not accessible can create barriers to accessing and understanding the content for people with disabilities, such as visual or hearing impairments, cognitive disabilities, or mobility impairments.
By making multimedia accessible, you can help ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can access and understand the information presented. Accessible multimedia also helps to promote inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, in education, and in society as a whole.