Book Creator

Do It Yourself (DYI) Tricks for Making Content Accessible

by Wendy Torres

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Common misconceptions surrounding accessibility
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•Only people with disabilities benefit from having accessible content.
•Making content accessible means that everything has to be boring.
•Making content accessible is difficult to do.
• Making content accessible means you have to create entirely separate content.
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Cartoon shows a janitor shovelling stairs covered with snow. There is a student in a wheel chair asking if he can shovel the ramp. The janitor says that kids are waiting for the stairs so he will clear the stairs first then get the ramp. The child in the wheel chair smartly says "But if you shovel the ramp, we can all get in."  Bottom of the cartoon says clearing a path for people with special needs clears the path for everyone.
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Myth: The Disabled Population is small.
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Reality: The Disabled Population is the largest minority group in the world with at least 1 billion people.
It is also the only group where any of us can become a member of at any time.
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1 billion people live with a disability 1 out of 7 has a disability