What is Accessibility?
Web Accessibility is making sure sites and tools eliminate barriers so that people with disabilities, or those who employ assistive technologies have equal access. Accessibility is strongly related to universal design, which is the process of creating products that are usable by people with the widest possible range of abilities, operating within the widest possible range of situations. Research and implementation of web accessibility benefits everyone.
OnBoard's Public Posting and Accessibility
With the introduction of the Public Posting feature, OnBoard has the ability to share your meeting's contents with anyone who has your Public Meeting URL(s). With this functionality, it is our intention to provide methods to ensure these meeting materials are compliant with ADA regulations regarding Accessibility. While we do indeed provide those methods, we want to also inform you that you may need to take special action described below to improve accessibility and compliance for your readers.
What do I need to do to help make my Public OnBoard Documents accessible?
Adobe Acrobat Pro has a built-in accessibility checker. This is a great resource to use when initially creating your documents. Here is an example of an Adobe Acrobat Pro Accessibility Workflow.
Important: At this time, uploading any document file type other than PDF could potentially result in a meeting documents that are not compatible with some assistive technologies, such as screen readers. Non-PDF documents should be converted to PDF first before being uploaded into the meeting agenda.
Passageways INC is not liable for published documents that do not meet accessibility requirements.
The OnBoard Team is working on a better solution.
Our teams are constantly working behind the scenes to improve your OnBoard experience, including improving the process described in this article. We understand that this is not an ideal situation, and we hope to be able to provide some relief in the very near future.