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Accessible Communications Training from NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

On Wednesday, July 28, RDPFS intern Ahmat Djouma participated virtually in a training provided by New York City’s Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD). The training aimed to enlighten professionals working with various electronic media about how to communicate with the disability community. Among the features discussed: how to make content accessible by adding headings and alt-text to images. Ahmat also reports that they provided great tips, such as the importance of being descriptive in creating hyperlink labels rather than using one-word labels like “here.” MOPD has a wealth of resources on how to create accessible social media content, documents and PowerPoint slides.  Learn more about how to make documents accessible at MOPD’s website.