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Making Non-English Content Accessible

| Proposal No: 1991

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Speaker(s)

  • Elizabeth Pyatt, Accessibility IT Consultant, Penn State

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

This session will review best practices for optimizing content with foreign language and technical symbol content

Abstract

This session will review best practices for optimizing content with foreign language and technical symbol content. We will discuss language tagging across different document types, enhancing Unicode support within different screen readers and caption displays and tips for enhancing legibility of non-Western characters. We will also discuss possible ARIA workarounds for some issues.

Kepoints

  1. Language tagging
  2. Unicode for screenreaders
  3. Legibility beyond Western alphabet

Speaker Bio(s)

Elizabeth Pyatt

Elizabeth Pyatt is currently co-chair of the Accessibility and Information Technology committee and maintains the Penn State accessibility website at http://accessibility.psu.edu.

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