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Accessibility Starts With You

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, accessibility starts with you. Hear from some of our resident experts on the importance of accessibility and learn now to implement accessibility best practices in your daily life. #accessibility #access #inclusivedesign #inclusivity #abilitynotdisability #awareness #a11y

Accessibility Starts With You — Alternative Text

A picture's worth a thousand words for those that can see it, for those relying on assistive technology, alt text is crucial to their understanding of the image and the meaning it is trying to convey. Learn more about how to add alternative text to your images to ensure your documents, presentations, and emails are accessible for all. #accessibility #technology #assistivetechnology #a11y

Accessibility Starts With You — Email

Across the globe, we exchange billions of emails each day. Some of those emails, however, may be inaccessible for those with visual or auditory impairments. Use these quick and easy tips to ensure your emails can be easily interpreted by all. #email #awareness #a11y

Color Contrast

Accessibility starts with you. Follow along to learn about how color contrast issues affect audiences with differing visual abilities and some key strategies to use to ensure proper color contrast in digital and print products. #diversity #access #accessibility

Document Structure — Word

When you’re creating a Word document, do you think about the structure? Having a clear document structure helps those who use assistive technology better understand your product. Use these quick tips to ensure your documents are as accessible as possible. #accessibility #technology #assistivetechnology

Document Structure — PowerPoint

When you’re creating a PowerPoint presentation, do you think about the structure? Having a clear document structure helps those who use assistive technology better understand your product. Use these quick tips to ensure your documents are as accessible as possible. #accessibility #technology #assistivetechnology

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Page last updated on May 13, 2022

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