Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day to raise awareness of digital accessibility and how to make the web more accessible and usable for everyone.
To celebrate GAAD, public in-person events and online webinars will be held all over the world to help web professionals learn how to make inclusive websites and web applications.
I had planned to publish a tips post for creating more accessible websites today.
But I woke up this morning and watched a great video from Fix the Web that covered everything I had planned to write about.
So instead of my post, I’m sharing their video.
In the less than five-minute video, Make Technology Work for Everyone: introduces digital accessibility, you’ll get an introduction to digital accessibility and why it’s important.
What I enjoyed most were the 15 helpful tips to make your websites and web applications usable and inclusive.
My favorites: ensure users can navigate with the keyboard, give users control, and create easy-to-understand language. Check it out!
To accompany their video, Fix the Web has published accessibility tips and info about their video, with transcripts (including a description of the visual content) and additional resources.
Tonight, I’ll be hosting our second GAAD Detroit event at Wayne State University and hope our event will help others web professionals become aware of digital accessibility.