Striving to remove barriers that prevent us from building Vibrant, Diverse, Inclusive, Accessible Communities!

 

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Don't publish that PDF!

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by Nishal Desai

PDFs are a common go-to for sharing information online, but their use by public bodies often leads to accessibility barriers. Public sector websites frequently rely on PDFs for presenting information, especially about physical activities. This needs to change to ensure everyone, including People with Disabilities, has equal access to essential information. Moving away from PDFs to more accessible web technologies can help achieve this goal.

Using PDFs can limit the reach and effectiveness of information dissemination. They are static, challenging to update, and often not user-friendly on various devices. By adopting modern web technologies, public bodies can present information in more dynamic and interactive ways. This not only enhances user experience but also allows for better data tracking and understanding of community engagement.

Organizations should focus on creating inclusive and accessible content that benefits everyone, particularly People with Disabilities. Moving from PDFs to web-based solutions enables public bodies to provide up-to-date information, improve community health initiatives, and foster greater participation. Embracing digital accessibility standards is a step towards building diverse, vibrant, inclusive, and accessible communities.

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Striving to remove barriers that prevent us from building a Diverse, Vibrant, Inclusive, Accessible Community!

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