Shared by JoAnna Hunt in the Accessibility Partnership Program group, this infographic provides a helpful overview for course designers and faculty planning online courses.
Thanks for the sharing, Carey.
I hope you won't be offended by this observation, because I do appreciate the intent of this, but this infographic on accessibility is itself inaccessible. The emphasis was clearly on the GRAPHIC part of "infographic," but unfortunately the fact that it is completely graphic (a .png file) means it is inherently inaccessible to users with certain visual impairments. A reasonable length alt text description could not possibly convey all the meaning in this graphic to provide equivalent access for someone who must use a screen reader. To be accessible, text should be presented AS text, not as an IMAGE of text. One way to check accessibility of the text in an infographic online is to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + F (or COMMAND F) and try to find a specific word in the text of the infographic. If the word is in the infographic but cannot be "found" with that tool, then the infographic text is not accessible, although there may be accompanying alt text to provide some degree of accessibility.
For an accessible infographic on accessibility for designers, see Web Accessibility for Designers
For the article that accompanied the original (non-accessible) version of that infographic, see WebAIM: Web Accessibility for Designers
For information on making accessible infographics, you may be interested in the following:
One more observation: Accessibility in education is a necessity not only for students, but also for teachers, faculty, and staff--any of whom could have a disability, and all of whom should have accessible materials and sites (both web and physical).
Absolutely appreciate the feedback and resources, Paula, as I'm certain others do also. I believe we've recently added a text alternative, as well as a more detailed narrative to accompany the infographic at our help site:
I admit I am not an accessibility expert and, like most of us, am always learning!
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