At Leading Hand we love learning new things, partly to satisfy our own curiosity and answer an oft-asked question: “How do we do this?”, and partly to be able to expand the services and expertise we offer to our clients.
Recently, we’ve been able to explore all of the above by learning more about online accessibility, including readable PDFs.
Put simply, web accessibility is the inclusive practice of making online information accessible and usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. It’s about making content accessible to those with blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and more.
We value inclusive design of every kind, so we’ve increased our ability to design and deliver web content including PDFs and websites to WCAG 2.0 AA compliance. WCAG 2.0 is a technical standard developed under the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium.
As with most Leading Hand work, it’s a team effort: from our web designers, right through to our digital guru, Jason, who ensures our content not only meets protocols but works seamlessly when it goes live.
When it comes to adding more strings to our bow, we like to do it with a greater understanding of the value we can bring to our clients and their customers. Thinking about it that way, our learning is never done! And so our training continues…