*NOTE: The following is an incomplete list! Additional Best Practices outlined in WCAG 2.0
For online instruction, following basic digital accessibility best practices will help ensure content is more accessible to students.
"There are no absolute ideals for accessibility that will provide access to all people. However, by following these guidelines, [users] are less likely to be needlessly overlooked." (Gilson & Kitchin, 2007)
The following is an abbreviated list from the Full Image Description Guidelines from the Diagram Center:
If you just want to remember one thing: Use Description, not Title.
Why? Microsoft's intention: "The screen reader first reads the title. The person can then decide whether to hear a longer description." If there is no title, it will just read the description.
Specific considerations, detailed in a blog post by Terrill Thompson about alt-text in Word.
Some best practices for audio recordings accessibility are:
Some best practices for video accessibility are: