Did you know that in Australia, over 13 million people have one or more chronic (long-term) eye conditions? And that over 575,000 are blind or vision impaired in Australia alone.
I certainly didn’t.
And I’m embarrassed to admit that until I met Kathryn Collins, a graphic designer that specialises in creating accessible documents (and the 2nd person in Australia to recently qualified as an Accessible Document Specialist with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), I had never really spared a thought about the importance of making marketing material more accessible., I had never really spared a thought about the importance of making marketing material more accessible.
In this episode, Kathryn talks about what document accessibility is and how we can all start to make our communications more inclusive.
If you are interested in checking out the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines – you can see them here: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/
Also, if you want to make your Word docs more accessible, if you are using a Mac, you will see a big button that says ‘Check Accessibility’ in the tool bar in when you are in the ‘Review’ tab.
If you’d like to find out more about Kathryn’s business; KC and the Graphics Bandwagon, visit: kcandthegraphicsbandwagon.com.au/ (you can also sign up for her fab newsletter here too.)
If you’d like to connect with Kathryn on LinkedIn – you’ll find her here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-collins-4375a516/
About Jane Hillsdon
I'm a passionate award-winning marketer dedicated to helping small business owners make good decisions about their marketing.
I am the founder and CEO of a marketing agency called Dragonfly Marketing PLUS the founder of the How to do Marketing Academy. I’m also the author of How To Do Marketing – A Comprehensive Guide For Small Business. It's my mission to ensure that marketing is on the agenda for every regionally based small business in Australia. Why? Because I know that when marketing is done properly, it can help your business grow.
On the marketing front, I am a Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM), a member of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) NSW Committee and a head judge for the AMI Awards for Excellence. I was awarded the Small Budget Marketing Award at the AMI Awards for Marketing Excellence in 2017, 2018 and 2019.