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The Need for Digital Security

I attended a digital government summit yesterday and the theme was digital security. No doubt you have been following the news on hacks, malware and other kinds of digital security issues. Well, the federal and state governments, which are vulnerable targets, are taking this very seriously. One of the recommendations being shared at this meeting revolved around protecting state and… Continue Reading The Need for Digital Security

Microsoft adds automatic Alt Description to MS-Word

Apparently in the latest iteration of MS-Office 365, the Word application now provides some “assistance” when entering an image/picture to a document by creating some suggested Alternative Description language and a dialog box asking you, “How would you describe this picture and its contents to someone who is blind? (1 – 2 sentences recommended).” Then it gives you a recommended… Continue Reading Microsoft adds automatic Alt Description to MS-Word

Web Accessibility Tip for October

Generic Regions HTML5 defines structural elements, called regions, for header, nav, main, footer, and aside elements in a web page. ARIA provides landmark roles for these same things. Either provides navigation to significant page areas. Some applications may contain important areas that do not fit into one of these defined regions or landmarks. In this case, you can define a… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Tip for October