Accessible Communication

When you’re communicating a message with people you need to reach everyone. To do this you need to make effective use of accessible communication formats – also known as alternative formats.

Depending on who your business is talking to, you might be using a range of different types of channels. Different formats include audio versions, braille, British Sign Language, accessible print and easy read formats. Not forgetting, of course, the one thing which we all use today – the internet.

Guidance on accessible formats is information produced for government communicators. But it may also be useful in your business.

Accessible Communication in Digital Forms

Technology is now a critical part of how we do our jobs. So having accessible solutions is also essential to providing an inclusive workplace for your employees.

If it’s an area where you could use some help, you’ll be pleased to know that Microsoft has produced a series of videos.

They provide guidance and learning on ‘Digital Accessibility for the Modern Workplace’ on LinkedIn Learning. The short, ‘snackable’ videos include different topics. For example:

  • remote working and accessibility,
  • accessibility for different disabilities,
  • and tips for more accessible social media, emails and meetings.

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