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Accessibility Training Videos

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This video training series includes six instructional videos about how to make your electronic and web-based materials accessible for survivors of violence with and without disabilities. We discuss and demonstrate accessibility elements including:

  • Font style, size, and spacing
  • Alternative text for images and visuals
  • Color contrast
  • Organizing information in order
  • Plain language, simple language, and augmented language

Accessible Fonts: A Brief Introduction

In this video, we discuss font style, size, and line spacing, and why these accessibility elements matter for survivors. We share some examples of accessible and inaccessible fonts. Finally, we explain the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAGs) for font style and size.

Alternative Text: A Brief Introduction

In this video, we discuss Alternative Text: what it is, and why it matters for survivors with disabilities. We demonstrate how to add alternative text to images and other visual elements to make web-based and electronic materials accessible for survivors with disabilities.

Color Contrast: A Brief Introduction

In this video, we describe color contrast, and why it matters for disability access. We explain the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAGs) for using color and for color contrast. Finally, we demonstrate tools for determining color contrast ratios.

Organizing Information: Introduction to Reading Order

In this video, we explain the importance of organizing information accessibly in web-based and electronic materials for survivors with disabilities. We define reading order, and explain why it matters for accessibility. Finally, we demonstrate how to use Microsoft Office to create accessible reading order.

Plain Language: A Brief Introduction

In this video, we discuss plain language and why it matters for survivors with disabilities. We explain how we can communicate using plain language, and share some examples of plain language. Finally, we demonstrate how to use tools to determine if a written document is using plain language.

Augmented Language: A Brief Introduction

In this video, we define Augmented Language. We explain simple language and augmented language, and why these communication methods matter for accessibility. Finally, we demonstrate how to use augmented language and images to communicate with survivors.