Accessible Images, When It Matters Most


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - timing is everything. The information you consume today could quite literally save your life tomorrow. And with more than 65 percent of the population being visual learners - meaning they learn and remember best through visual communication - the job of creating and sharing accessible images has never been more critical. This is especially true for government-issued public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at providing critical and urgent information to the public.

Creating accessible images seems like a simple topic at first glance - you just need to add alt text to an image, right? However, the topic is much more nuanced than people think. In this webinar, we will review the different types of images, dive into some real-world examples, and discuss which elements matter most when our message needs to reach everyone.

We will review:
- The different types of images - decorative vs informative (plus actionable, emotional, simple, and complex)
- Accessibility of informational images created during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Which image elements we need to incorporate in our designs to make our images more inclusive to all

*Session Materials*

When & Where

Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 14:00 to 14:40
Dublin room