AMES, Iowa – When we design for all, we increase our chances of justice for all. That is the driving force behind Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s eAccessibility initiative. As part of this effort, ISU Extension and Outreach is offering four new publications that address digital accessibility, according to Rachel Tendall and Kristi Elmore with extension’s eAccessibility initiative team.
The publications cover digital accessibility language, standards, laws and sustainable business models. The publications are appropriate for organizations that are beginning their accessibility journey and are available to download for free from the Extension Store, said Tendall, digital properties manager.
“The publications focus heavily on early conversations around accessibility. They discuss the fundamentals and can act as resources when gaining buy-in for organization-wide digital accessibility projects,” Tendall said.
“ISU Extension and Outreach started this initiative to bring our own resources into compliance with digital accessibility rules, regulations and best practices. That work continues, and now we’re able to share what we’ve learned with a broader audience,” added Elmore, systems analyst.
“We also are developing eCourses covering the actual process of producing accessible digital documents. In early 2021, we will release five eCourse packages for sale to the public,” Elmore said.
For more information about the eAccessibility initiative and available materials, visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/eaccessibility/.