Headings and screen readers

Correct markup of headings is one of the key requirements for accessibility. When tags are assigned to indicate the level of each heading – for example h1, h2 and so on in HTML – screen readers are able to announce this information when they read the headings. Where sighted users… Continue reading: Headings and screen readers

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Accessibility limitations of Microsoft Word for Mac

Like the majority of graphic designers, I prefer to work on a Mac. Fortunately, I am able to work on my platform of choice most of the time, even when I have to share files with clients who work on PC. Whether I’m working with Adobe Creative Suite or Microsoft… Continue reading: Accessibility limitations of Microsoft Word for Mac

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The four presentation modes of a PDF

Understanding the four presentation modes of a PDF is essential to getting the best-quality export from your authoring program. In this article, we’ll explain the four modes and how they relate to each other, particularly in the critical and sometimes complex matter of reading order. The four presentation modes are:… Continue reading: The four presentation modes of a PDF

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Setting up InDesign articles for PDF export

The basics A key task in preparing an InDesign document for export to a tagged PDF is setting up the Articles panel. The Articles panel is an ordered list of document objects to be exported to the tagged PDF. Add objects to the Articles panel by dragging them into the panel.… Continue reading: Setting up InDesign articles for PDF export

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What is an accessible document?

An accessible document is one that allows all readers to read, understand and navigate the document’s contents. A reader  using an assistive technology can interact with an accessible document in a manner comparable to every other reader. They are enabled not only to read the text but also to understand… Continue reading: What is an accessible document?

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What is a tagged document?

A tagged document is one that ‘separates information and structure from presentation’ by the use of tags. By means of this separation: authors and editors determine the information and structure of the document authors, publishers and designers can efficiently control the physical presentation of hard-copy versions and the default presentation… Continue reading: What is a tagged document?

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