Wow, the 6th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a busy one with events all around the world!
If you can’t attend an event, you can still participate.
Here are some ideas
- Take some free training. Lots of opportunities out there to learn about accessibility online.
- Try out a screenreader. There are a number of free/open source screen readers available for Windows users. One of the more popular ones is NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA). Take a bit of time beforehand to download the software and learn some of NVDA’s documented basic keystrokes.
Mac users, you have a built-in screen reader called VoiceOver on your systems. Take some time to visit the site referenced to familiarize yourself with how to turn on VoiceOver and some of the basic keystrokes.
- Go mouseless. Try navigating your favorite website with keyboard only navigation
- Write some awesome alt tags. All images on the web are need to have alternative descriptions to help screen reader users. Write useful descriptions for your images.