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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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Labels in Forms

Labels in Forms

Multiple controls in forms have the same HTML label, HTML label is missing, or HTML label is not representative of the function of the control. Standard 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A) Form inputs have associated text labels 2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA) Page headings and labels for form

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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 Images (Webpage/LMS)

Formatting Images (Webpage/LMS)

Images need appropriate alternative text descriptions (ALT-Text) in order to be understood by 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 buttons, and image map

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URL Link Text

URL Link Text

Link text associated with a Universal Resource Locator (URL). Link text needs to convey meaning outside of its context on the screen in order for screen reader users to make correct selections. For example, instead of using “click here” as link text, use “Week 1 assignment” to convey

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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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Formatting Tables (Webpage/LMS)

Formatting Tables (Webpage/LMS)

Tables need to be appropriately structured with informational headers.  Tables in documents or web pages need to have appropriate structural elements and informational headers in order for users of screen readers to be able to navigate and decode the information. Standard Guideline 1.3 Adaptable: Create content that

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