Are these the most asked questions about accessibility? – GCS

Are these the most asked questions about accessibility?

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Stephanie Hill, Digital Content Producer, Government Communication Service, Posted on: 11 February 2021

How to write an alt-text? How to manage PDFs and video captions? These questions keep coming back in regards to making content accessible online.

Now all public sector websites must meet the accessibility regulations and have published an accessibility statement, communicators must plan their content accordingly.

In my role as digital content producer, I lead on digital accessibility capability and awareness in the Professional Standards team at GCS. I am frequently asked to deliver a session on accessibility best practice.

My presentations are usually followed by time for questions, and we cover many areas of accessible content. Here are answers to some of the most frequently discussed topics, drawing on my 20 years’ experience of managing web contents. Where helpful, I’ve put a link to resources.

Best practice

Lots of online practices have become commonplace for many of us working in communications, but that doesn’t mean we cannot upskill to make [...]

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