Hanging with Hank: Exploring CE21’s Accessibility Features

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Documentation, Technology, Thought Leadership

Hanging with Hank: Exploring CE21’s Accessibility Features 

By Hank

In this episode Hank the Emu chats with Reid Stillings, CE21’s VP of Operations, exploring how CE21’s Accessibility Features empower our customer’s to connect with their members. 


Hank:  Welcome, Reid! We are excited to have you here to share with us some of our Accessibility Features. Why are these features so important?   

Reid: Accessibility Features are key to providing equal access to content, creating a more user-friendly experience for everyone. Besides simply being the right thing to do, accessibility is also becoming the law of the land and these features keep the organizations on our platform compliant. By making your website accessible, you are ensuring that all of your potential users, including people with disabilities, have a good user experience and are able to easily access your information while improving the usability for everyone.es, and reports on their email campaigns.


Hank: What can you tell us about the Accessibility Checker found in the Manager portal?

Reid: The Accessibility Checker allows you to check your content to make sure it is compliant with many accessibility standards. When you run the check, it will verify that your images have descriptive text and that hyperlinking is standardized. 


Hank: What can you tell us about the Smart Caption feature?

Reid: We have the ability to caption the videos that you upload to the Manger platform. When you submit the video, you can turn on the captioning which is then transformed into a transcript for your video. You can keyword search this transcript to find certain spots in the video, where you can then click and load that part of the video. You can also go into your captioning to edit, clarify or perfect the transcribed content.


Hank:  What is another way that we prioritize accessibility?

Reid: One other area that comes up has to do with color contrast optimization. Color contrast impacts the readability of your content on the web and in print which is especially important for users who have vision impairments or are colorblind. The Contrast Checker makes it easier to ensure good color contrast that empowers all users to see your content no matter the device they’re using or the lighting of their surroundings.


Accessibility is something that CE21 is constantly working towards to ensure our platform and your content is as accessible as possible. 


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