Maryland Today | Where Your Wordle Post Went Wrong

Maybe you solved the day’s Wordle puzzle on your second guess and are dying to share your score. Or maybe you are preparing a web presentation for your class or posting a video to hype your student club.

Without realizing it, though, you could be cutting people out of the fun, or making it significantly harder for them to get their work done.

Such everyday scenarios highlight the need to consider how people view, hear and experience online content, said Akosua (Kosi) Asabere, an accessibility specialist in the University of Maryland’s Division of Information Technology.

“It’s really important that people understand what they can do to make sure the doors are open,” she said. “A lot of people don’t think accessibility applies to them, but if you’re creating an event, sending an email, even sending a meme, writing a blog, creating a course, it all applies to you.”

That commitment to inclusivity will be the focus of tomorrow’s debut Digital Accessibility Empathy Lab, where Asabere and colleagues from the Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will discuss web accessibility awareness, fundamentals and testing, followed by an online scavenger hunt. to pinpoint common oversights.

To prepare for the event, browse seven digital barriers and ways to eliminate them:

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