Introduction to web accessibility

How we make digital content accessible to deaf and blind users, and why inclusive content benefits everyone.

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This talk was delivered on October 20, 2020 for the third annual Disability Awareness Month at Gettysburg College.

Making digital content accessible for deaf and blind users

model of Ripley in the power loader from Aliens; photo by Flickr user GogDog

Assistive technology (AT) is like a power loader for content. Video thumbnail uses the image Kubrick Ripley with Power Loader by Flickr user GogDog (CC BY-NC 2.0). Watch this video on YouTube ›

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Next steps

Now that you have an overview of the concepts behind web accessibility, learn how you can use Word to make content that will be accessible in any format: Word, PDF, or HTML.

How to create accessible web content