When working on a document in Microsoft Word or a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, there are a few basic ideas to keep in mind. The items on this page should be considered when making any material for class or shared with the public.
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You want more then just the color of the font to distinguish the information, varying degrees of color blindness can make colors appear similar and hard to tell apart. Adding a symbol or changing the style for front, helps clarify the difference. When choosing to use color font make sure there is a sharp contrast between your font color and background.
Adding images to a document or presentation can be a great way to convey information or add some interest. When adding images you need to be careful no information is contained in the image that isn't available above or below the image as well. Information contained within an image isn't "readable" by a screen reader, so the information is unavailable to anyone using screen reader software.
Another consideration for images is having them set up with alternate-text or "alt-text". When you assign an image alt-text, a screen reader will read the alt-text when it arrives at the image. This can help convey the meaning of an image. If you're including visuals like a pie chart, you can set the alt-text to convey the information from the chart.