Plain Text Email

If you are sending an email from your phone, you may not have access to text formatting options. WCAG 2.1 includes a few techniques for improving the accessibility of plain text content. Formatting Paragraphs Include one line space between paragraphs, a full stop. Formatting Lists For bulleted lists, use an asterisk * or a dash …

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Accessible BlackBoard Email

Email formatting options specifically for Blackboard. The Message section of a BlackBoard email has formatting tool bars available to apply headings, add text links, and adjust font sizes and colors. Text formatting applied in BlackBoard will translate to Outlook and GMAIL (If the user is viewing their email as HTML).

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Accessible Outlook Email

Email formatting options specifically for Outlook. Microsoft Support Article Make your Outlook email accessible to people with disabilities Use the Formatting Text tab to apply headings, add text links, and adjust font sizes and colors. Text formatting applied in Outlook will translate to GMAIL (If the GMAIL user is viewing their email as HTML).

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Accessible Email

General Accessible Email Formatting Guidelines These standards apply to all email applications. Not all email clients will have all these options available; just use the options that are available to you. Note: Most people read their email on a mobile phone. These accessibility guidelines not only help people with disabilities understand your email, but also …

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Content Cues for Emphasis

Examples of using words, phrases, and graphics to emphasize content. Words, short phrases, and icons help both sighted and non-sighted users understand why you emphasized the text. Content Cues explain why the emphasis is important. Content Cues: Words and Phrases A single word or short phrase like “Important!,” “Tip!,” “Announcement!,” “On the Test!,” etc. can …

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Text Formatting for Emphasis

Examples of formatting text to emphasize content. Although screen readers don’t generally acknowledge these forms of emphasis, it is still acceptable to use these because these visual information cues help sighted readers. Text Formatting Bold For emphasizing key words and key concepts. Don’t format an entire paragraph as bold. Don’t bold more than two to …

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Containers for Emphasis

Examples of using HTML containers to emphasize content. These HTML containers help assistive technology distinguish which parts of your content is additional information and which parts are the main body of text. On their own, they look no different than a regular paragraph. However, you can design these containers to visually stand out from your …

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Accessible Emphasis

Ways to emphasize content without using a heading.  What is Emphasis? An important accessibility tool for helping all users notice important or featured content.  Emphasis is usually shone through a combination of text and visual cues (i.e. bold, larger text size, background color, icons, etc) How to make emphasis accessible. Visual cues help people with learning disabilities …

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Color Pickers and Contrast Checkers

Resources to help you choose colors and make them accessible. Color Pickers Pallets Color Safe: Accessible web color combinations Toolness: Accessible color palette builder Use All Five: Accessible Brand Colors Contrast Checkers Deque: Color Contrast Analyzer WebAim: Contrast Checker Monsido: Contrast Checker Understanding Colorblindness Venngage: How to Use Color Blind Friendly Palettes to Make Your …

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