Words or phrases that are intended to be emphasized can appear in italic. The <em> tag will be used to indicate emphasis for users of assistive technologies. Words or phrases that need to be designated as important can appear in bold. The <strong> tag will be used to indicate importance for users of assistive technologies.
Avoid spelling out URL hyperlinks within the text. Instead, use descriptive language that indicates the purpose of the link. Use hyperlink embedding tools to provide your content with the links embedded, or provide a complete list of the URLs you intend to use, along with a precise description of the text into which the URL should be embedded.
When presenting cited material, you will need to provide additional links to navigate to related information on the web. In this case it is acceptable to use the spelled out version of a website URL. Often this is done by following the usual citation information with “Available from:” followed by at least one relevant hyperlink, as in the example below.
A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia [Internet]. Atlanta: A.D.A.M., Inc.; c2005 [cited 2007 Mar 26]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html
Traditionally PageRaft has converted tables into images in order to present them accurately. This will not be acceptable within an accessible publication. Consider presenting tabular content in a different manner whenever possible. For example, presenting smaller chunks of information within a series of lists may seem more cumbersome, but can be both more easily interpreted by assistive technologies as well as rendered more comfortably on a variety of screen sizes.
When a table must be used, PageRaft will require proper and complete markup for tabular data. Please provide your table data in a separate HTML file using proper table markup. Name this file in a way that indicates what the table is for, and which part of your content it is associated with.
Tables laid out using HTML can become distorted on smaller screens, making them less than ideal for non visually impaired readers. When this is the case, PageRaft will make tables available in a light-box window that can both display the full, readable table for sighted readers, and maintain the HTML structure for those using assistive technologies.