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When navigating through a page, screen readingsoftware will read the blue underlined words to a blind or low-vision user. That means that it is IMPORTANT to carefully decide what your link text (the blue underlined words) will be. Here's how to make sure your links are accessible to ALL. 


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When navigating through a page, screen reading software will stop at each image and read the “Alternative Text” to a blind or low-vision user so they will know what the picture is about, and why it is there. That means that it is IMPORTANT to carefully decide what your Alternative text will be. Here's how to make sure your pictures are accessible to ALL. 


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Screen reading software can read the text of a PDF document aloud to a blind or low-vision user... but ONLY if it is created correctly. It is easy to do, and here's how! Please note that if you create your PDF incorrectly and post it to the web, you ensure that blind and low vision users will get NO INFORMATION from your document! It is IMPORTANT to make PDF documents correctly for posting to the web. 


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Alternative Text is NOT just for web pages! When you create Word / PDF documents / PowerPoint presentations to post to your website, any pictures in them ALSO need to have "Alternative Text." The Alternative Text is read aloud to blind or low-vision users so they will know what the picture is about, and why it is there. 


 

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