Creating Inclusive Digital Spaces

Designing a new website? About to promote your latest product on social media? No doubt you have thought about the information to include and how to attract a broad range of new customers. But have you thought about making your digital spaces more useable for people with disability?
24-Sep-2020
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Designing a new website? About to promote your latest product on social media? No doubt you have thought about the information to include and how to attract a broad range of new customers. But have you thought about making your digital spaces more useable for people with disability?

Often, we are so busy that it is easy to write a quick social media post, add a picture and hope that everyone understands your message. However, it is worth spending a little more time thinking about the layout and how people will read your content.

Most people, even those with disability, may not know how to make their online services, documents and promotions accessible to more people. That’s why we have created the Creating Inclusive Digital Spaces resource, a quick reference guide that will assist you to learn strategies that will ensure your online platforms are inclusive and tell you where to find more useful information.

In this resource we explain the various access requirements for people with vison, hearing, physical, and cognitive disability. You will find what you need to consider, why it is important, and simple strategies you can implement.

You can access the digital version with clickable hyperlinks or the printable version so that it can be displayed in a convenient spot for the whole office to read.

Inclusion is everyone’s business and using this resource will benefit yours. We welcome you to share it with others…as an accessible post, of course! 

 

Clair Hoffmann
Project Officer Better Access Map