Image source: "Accessible Communication. It's the Law!" by Giulia Forsythe is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Adding a long description to complex images (such as this infographic) in the text around the image helps to ensure that all users benefit from the alt-tag, not just those who use screen readers. The alt-tag for this image mentions that a long description of the image is below the image source attribution.
Content items that can present accessibility challenges include:
If you are preparing an OER that includes these elements, please review the content below for suggestions. Connect with the OER Librarian for help auditing your OER for accessibility issues! Remember, if you are importing or combining other OERs, you should be checking to ensure that all elements of your import/reuse have accessible formats.
If you are re-using, adapting or otherwise re-purposing other OER content, check to ensure that accessibility must haves (such as appropriate alt-tags for images) have survived the import process. In some cases, alt-tags may be truncated, not imported, or were not present/sufficient in the original source.
Quick tips for ensuring your links are accessible & useful for all learners:
These simple changes will help improve the user experience for all learners.
There are some additional improvements that you can implement, but are a bit more involved. Please see the links below and reach out to the OER Librarian for tips!