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Formatting Lists (Word and PowerPoint)

Lists in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents need structural list tags to allow screen reader users to easily navigate. Standard Guideline 1.3: Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)

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Video Players

Video Players

Video players need to allow keyboard access. Standard Guideline 2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception) (Level AAA) All page functionality is available from the keyboard. Section 508 Compliance: Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems (b) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product

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PDF Files are Image-Based

PDF Files are Image-Based

PDF files can be created in multiple ways. In the past, you might have used an optical scanner to read a paper document and create an image file which would then be converted to PDF. The resulting PDF file would not be readable by a screen reader

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Formatting Text (Word and PowerPoint)

Formatting Text (Word and PowerPoint)

Text in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents need structural tags including headers and list tags to allow screen reader users to easily navigate and decode chunks of information. Standard Guideline 2.4: Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are: 2.4.6 Headings and

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Formatting Text (On webpage/LMS)

Formatting Text (On webpage/LMS)

Text on a web page needs structural tags including header styles and list tags to allow screen reader users to easily navigate and decode chunks of information. Standard Guideline 2.4- Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are: 2.4.6 Headings and Labels

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Formatting Images (Word or PowerPoint)

Formatting Images (Word or PowerPoint)

Images in Microsoft Office documents (.docx, .pptx) need appropriate descriptive tags in order to be accessible to users with vision impairment including those using screen readers Standard Guideline 1.1-  Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content: 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A) All images, form image

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Formatting Tables (Word and PowerPoint)

Formatting Tables (Word and PowerPoint)

Tables in Microsoft Office documents (.docx, pptx) need to have appropriate structural elements and informational headers in order for users of screen readers to make sense of the information. Standard Guideline 1.3 Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without

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