I just discovered Microsoft’s Accessibility at a Glance video series on YouTube yesterday when I saw a tweet sharing the latest published video.
The series aims to offer helpful tips and recommendations for creating inclusive design experiences, with short videos.
Each video is only one to two and one-half minutes long.
Whether you’re a designer, developer, writer, manager, or presenter, you’ll find specific tips for creating more accessible:
- Web pages
- Web apps
- Microsoft Word documents
In the first video, Skip Navigation, you’ll learn why skip navigation on your website is helpful for keyboard users as well as screen reader users.
And why using headings and landmarks is not sufficient for keyboard users.
Microsoft Accessibility at a Glance Videos
Here’s the list of the videos, as of July 11, 2018.
I’m not sure how many videos are expected to be added to their series.
- Skip Navigation
- Make Captioning Easy with Microsoft
- Language Accessibility
- Inclusive Presentation Skills
- Inclusive Presentation Skills (audio described)
- Introduction to UIA
- Part 1 Hierarchy of UIA Elements
- Part 2 UIA Element Properties
- Part 3 UIA Element Behaviors
- Part 4 UIA Change Notifications
Are These Videos Worth my Time?
Yes, they’re short and to the point. I watched each video and found the recommendations helpful and easy to understand.
Whether you’re starting out learning about accessibility or if you’ve been creating accessible experiences for years, I think you’ll pick up some accessibility tips for your projects!
If you want to improve your accessibility knowledge and learn how to create more inclusive digital experience for your:
- Website visitors
- App users
- Readers of your Microsoft docs
- People who attend your presentations
spend 20-30 minutes and get some great tips from these Accessibility at a Glance videos!
Thank you Microsoft for creating these videos. I appreciate the additional resources you added in the notes for the videos.