The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will turn twenty-five on July 26, 2015.
If you're anything like me, you want to get it "right." But that can make you freeze in your tracks. I'm using the #ADA25 celebration as a reason to create a deadline for myself -- a reason to hit publish and share a guide that will hopefully help you make your education and outreach materials more accessible.
Is it perfect? Probably not. But is it helping anyone if I don't share it? No.
I hope you'll use this guide the next time you create e-learning materials -- but I also hope the fear of not getting it "right" doesn't stop you from trying one or two things to make your materials more accessible and sharing your work.
There are a lot of things to think of, so we've simplified it a bit with a checklist:
- Choose a document format
- Choose fonts wisely
- Consider colors
- Use structured headings
- Add alt-text for images
- Check reading level
- Check overall accessibility
Learn more: Readability and Accessibility: A guide to making e-learning materials accessible to all learners