Posts Tagged 'accessibility'

Accessible PowerPoint

David SpearsMicrosoft PowerPoint is one of the most, if not THE most, popular software presentation tools available. I’m sure most of the readers of this blog are at least familiar with PowerPoint and have used it on a number of occasions. It’s not just for people in business settings, but also in education and just about any community based or governmental organization you can think of. Continue reading ‘Accessible PowerPoint’

NDEAM beyond October

David SpearsCornelius Booker
The following has been reprinted from the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), dated October 5, 2018: Continue reading ‘NDEAM beyond October’

Web Accessibility

David SpearsAccessible Internet Links
Links, or technically hyperlinks, are simply a group of words or symbols that represent a web page that you can access simply by clicking. For instance, to read the most recent blog on you can click on this hyperlink Web Accessibility: Document Structure and jump on over. Continue reading ‘Web Accessibility’

Web Accessibility

David SpearsDocument Structure
How many times have you accessed a website and then scrolled up and down looking for some kind of structure to the site? You might have looked for words or phrases that have a bigger font, underlined text, or bold style to give you some indication of what is important. Now, think for a moment: if you have low vision or are blind would you see the same thing? Continue reading ‘Web Accessibility’

Web Accessibility

David SpearsAlternative Text
With all the new and exciting advancements in technology we’ve seen in the past few years, it may seem odd that computers still cannot describe what an image is without certain HTML coding or an “alternative” way. That is where alternative text comes into play. Alternative text is a method Continue reading ‘Web Accessibility’

Web Accessibility

David SpearsThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires most people to begin considering accessibility to all people regardless of ability, not to mention equal footing in the public arena including the employment sector. So what does web accessibility have to do with any of that, and furthermore, what is web accessibility? Continue reading ‘Web Accessibility’

Texas Top Ten ADA Roundup

David SpearsThis year marks the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal law passed in 1990 by Congress to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities and remove barriers to employment, places of public accommodation, transportation, and the services, programs and activities of state and local government. During the past 26 years Texas state agencies have developed model programs to ensure equal access to their agency’s services and ensure effective communications to people with disabilities. Continue reading ‘Texas Top Ten ADA Roundup’


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