Liz's Experience

Attended Accessibility Workshops

I have attended several accessibility workshops including an Overview of Disabilities, Accessible Docs and PDFs, and Accessible Email Marketing and found them extremely valuable to understanding how to remove barriers that might be limiting individuals' access to digital information. Tackling this topic on your own can be overwhelming but the Access Team distills the information down to some critical points that make an enormous difference in improving accessibility. Their tips and best practices are helpful and practical and they are always open to questions and discussions. In our recent review of the OIT KnowledgeBase documents to ensure accessibility, my student employees and I struggled with writing alternative text that was useful and not repetitive, they coached us in a Zoom session until we felt more comfortable. Accessibility should not be an afterthought but built in your plans from the start of a document or project.