22NTC Session Proposal
Digital Inclusion

Everyday Accessibility: How anyone can make digital products more accessible

Submitted by: Laura Patch 🔵 🟠 | Sierra Club


Digital accessibility is about more than just making the colors right or adding code for screen readers on your website. It is about ensuring that every digital property eliminated barriers to information that people with disabilities may experience. Do you know how to add alternative text to images in Microsoft Word? Have you ever taken a look at the item order on your Google Slides besides if it blocks another element? When was the last time you thought about the colors of a graph you created in any of your reports or presentations? All digital items should be accessible to everyone, not just your website. And everyone can make digital tools accessible. You don’t need to be a web developer!

Learning Outcomes

  • Create more accessible word documents and presentations
  • Know how to assess accessibility of data visualization
  • Understand the importance of digital accessibility

Session Type

30 minute session

Target Audience

Marketing staff, product managers, anyone who creates digital documents