Digital Accessibility

The following guidelines were developed through consultation with a volunteer UX developer from Catchafire.  These guidelines are intended to help organizations create more accessibility-friendly digital content and to normalize the use of accessibility tools in our every-day work.

 

“Digital content” refers to anything that will be publicly distributed or displayed on the internet or on any other electronic devices. Some examples of digital content includes

  • PDFs or Word Documents

  • Powerpoints or other slideshows

  • Newsletters

  • Websites

  • Flyers

  • Brochures

  • Images or graphics

  • Email

The guide will cover digital accessibility for colors, text, hyperlinks/links, and pictures or graphics. The guide for each section are also available as infographics!

Each type of digital content will have their own unique accessibility functions already integrated into their system. These accessibility tools will vary and are not guaranteed to address all disabilities as disabilities are unique to each individual. The guides listed in this document are basic rules that should be followed when creating digital content, but you should do your own research on the specific accessibility tools available for each digital content type.