Accessible Infographics

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How did we do it?

We have been sharing our infographic about digital accessibility on our social channels for a while, and some people have asked us how we created our infographic, and made it accessible.

The infographic we designed was constructed in an Adobe software program called InDesign. InDesign allows us to work seamlessly with Adobe Acrobat to export an accessible file.

InDesign allows you to add header tags to create structure and a logical reading order for the infographic text. It also allows us to add alt tags which helps to describe images to those who are visually impaired. Once the infographic is exported into a pdf, Adobe Acrobat helps make it possible to view the infographic using assistive technology such as screen readers and screen magnifiers.

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For over fifteen years, Deque has been helping major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible to everyone. We have more than fifteen years of history of serving the federal government, including undertaking the biggest accessibility program that's occurred in the United States government or anywhere. Deque also works with .edu's and mission-focused nonprofits to ensure that their materials and systems are usable and barrier free for users with disabilities. The company invented the first accessibility plug-in software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. All of these have been created in the service of helping our customers become accessible, advance the goals of their organization, and remove barriers for all users on the web.

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