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Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites

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In this talk, we'll focus on content creation and how accessibility supports multilingual work.

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About the Multilingual Community of Practice

The Multilingual CoP is a group of federal, state, and local government digital professionals working to expand and improve digital content in languages other than English. 

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Integrating accessibility into your everyday practice ensures access for people with disabilities.

In this talk, we’ll go over the central principles of digital accessibility and how these principles remove access barriers and improve user experience for everyone. We’ll cover key ways you can create content that is usable and understandable. Lastly, we’ll touch on the accessibility considerations needed when creating and working with multilingual platforms and content.

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  • Willa Armstrong is a Digital Accessibility Specialist at the Library of Congress. Previously she worked at the New York Public Library.
  • Wendy A F G Stengel is section chief for Accessibility and Usability at the Library of Congress. She’s passionate about finding better ways to connect people with the content they need and want, and easier ways for people to get their tasks accomplished. Wendy lives and works in Washington, DC.

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