A customer just asked me if we are doing anything to make our materials accessible and I was intrigued.
We've done a lot for accessibility in the wording of our posts, the design of our materials, and the products we offer, but that's all pretty easy to see. Even our blog sites Food and Health and the Nutrition Education Store both have translators for people to use the sites in other languages
So today I want to share an accessibility tip that you might be missing -- anything published in Open Office can be translated for blind people thanks to new software. That's one of the reasons for our white label newsletter.
Some of our PowerPoints come with voiceovers and can be shared as videos. You can also add voiceovers to your own presentations, to better help people who cannot see as easily for a whole host of reasons.
It's also possible to convert presentations into open office. You can do this with our handouts too!
We hope to add a "download to open office document for accessibility" button for all our posts soon, but that project is still in the works.
What are your favorite ways to make your information accessible? Let us know!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.