PageRaft has been geared to be accessible compatible, however, no platform will automatically provide accessibility for all content. Therefore it will be necessary that your content be created with accessibility in mind. By following the steps and advice found in this guide, you will be able to produce a digital edition that is responsive, cutting edge, and delivers the features necessary to be accessible to a wide range of readers.
The following are a list of quick tips to keep in mind when designing for accessibility. The articles following this one will dive deeper into these subjects as they relate to PageRaft.
Compliance with AA level accessibility requires that elements have a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for standard text, and 3:1 for large or bold text.
It’s important that your content be arranged clearly and consistently. Maintaining a consistent, logical hierarchy of content throughout each article or section can greatly increase a reader’s ability to engage with it.
Heavily designed pieces such as infographics may look impressive, but they quickly become confusing and inaccessible to visually impaired or intellectually challenged individuals. Work to present your content with clear, descriptive text rather than images.
Often referred to as alt text, this brief descriptive text accompanying images can go a long way toward bringing your content to life for those using assistive technologies.
You can work toward a AAA rating by writing content on a lower secondary education level. This goes beyond what is federally mandated, but depending on your audience, this advanced criteria may be one of the most important to meet.