5-Apr-19 | News

Quick guide to Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word accessibility

Quick guide to Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word accessibility

Creating documents that can be accessed and read by people of all abilities is very important. Users with disabilities should be able to scan the content using their Assistive Technology. This helps them to scan heading levels using their Assistive Technology and jump to specific pages but only if the document has been created in an accessible manner.

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What is digital accessibility?

Digital accessibility is about designing and creating a content which can be used by everyone regardless of their cognitive and motor skills. People have diverse needs, skills and abilities and we need to take this into consideration when creating our content on the web. Accessibility is about inclusivity and making sure that no one is excluded. Digital accessibility is when everyone can equally perceive, navigate, interact and communicate with the content that is provided online or through digital tools.

Why digital accessibility is important?

We are living in a digital world with more and more services becoming digital. As a result, the number of people using the internet is growing. However, most websites cannot be accessed by everyone especially those with health conditions and disabilities.

But this is not just about people with health conditions and disabilities, this can benefit everyone. By making our content accessible we are providing a better user experience. Who wouldn’t like to navigate via a keyboard, see sharp colours or easily decode pictures?

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