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A chalkboard that says images and alt text

Use accessible images and alt. text in digital docs

A chalkboard that says images and alt text
At some point we're all likely to need help reading our screens. We recently completed another concise video in our series for the Forest Service on how to work with images and alt text to improve accessibility. Even if you don't know anyone with challenges at present, designing your content for accessibility makes material more usable in general. The series is intended to make a dent in the mental blocks most authors have in understanding accessibility guidelines. We create fun two-minute topical Read more
Flying bear

Campaign to make digital documents more accessible

Flying bear
We're creating several videos to make it easier to understand how to design documents anyone can access and everyone can read easily.  Just as the government defined physical accessibility rules, we are now encouraging computer users to make the digital world as welcoming as possible too. First, we created a campaign theme for the USDA Forest Service to enlist busy employees who are neither punished nor rewarded for changing their behaviors. We appealed to a communal responsibility. We Read more

How to create infographics in Adobe Illustrator

Hi all, Here is a class I recently noticed posted on Lynda's educational site. For those of you who are do-it-yourself fans, this might be worthwhile. Note this is for numerical data and not abstract representational models of processes and such. Welcome Creating Infographics with Illustrator | by Mordy Golding View this entire Creating Infographics with Illustrator course and more in the lynda.com library. Read more