There is one thing that employers need to give their attention to when it
comes to ensuring that their blind and sight impaired employees have equal
access to information; and that is accessible intranets. With more
companies developing intranets for their employees, it is paramount to keep
in mind that blind and sight impaired employees need to be able to access
them on an equal footing.
Intranets are becoming more popular and companies are using them to do such
things as: share information, ensure that employees are kept abreast of
company news, post internal job postings, plus much more. Intranets are a
great way to ensure that communication remains open between management and
employees and they are not going to go away for the foreseeable future.
The majority of intranet designers and developers may tend to forget from
time to time that their works of art need to be made accessible to all;
especially so to blind and sight impaired employees. So what can they do in
order to maintain accessibility? In short, make sure that content and
information is well laid out and labeled with appropriate headings. Use
appropriate background and foreground colors. Remember to provide alt tags
for all images. Give appropriate names to links and ensure that link
navigation is easy to work with. They can learn more by taking a look at
the WCAG2 standards.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan your free lance writer and roving reporter wishing you a
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