Accessibility · Digital communication · Information literacy · Top tip

#575 PDF Accessibility checking and adjusting in Acrobat

Acrobat offers an inbuilt PDF checker and adjustment tools that enable you to review and correct some accessibility issues that may arise in PDF documents. As you may need to update existing guides or web based PDFs Acrobat can allow you to adjust these without having to resort to re making the document in their… Continue reading #575 PDF Accessibility checking and adjusting in Acrobat

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#574 Wave: Accessibility evaluator

Since 2018 there has been legislation and guidelines introduced to direct web content to be as accessible as possible and new guidelines were introduced. One of the key parts of the Government guidance (see here and here) is that digital services should meet level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) WAVE is… Continue reading #574 Wave: Accessibility evaluator

Accessibility · Digital communication · Top tip · YouTube

#530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions

As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, we are huge fans of the auto-generated captions in YouTube. There is also a way now to export YouTube’s auto-generated captions to create a downloadable transcript of your video, which is great for accessibility especially if you don’t have access to a professional transcription service. This… Continue reading #530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions

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#369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

PowerPoint has an inbuilt tool to help make sure that your slides are optimised for people using screen readers. They also include a really helpful table which highlights some common mistakes that can make your slides inaccessible for people with disabilities.  If you’re also worried about your Word documents, the same feature can be found… Continue reading #369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

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#221 Add automatic YouTube subtitles to your videos

Adding automatic subtitles to your YouTube videos is an easy way to make your videos more accessible to a wider audience. It means that your viewers can watch your videos in a busy office without the sound on or that viewers who are hard of hearing can access your videos without barriers. Watch how you… Continue reading #221 Add automatic YouTube subtitles to your videos