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How to increase accessibility for online writers and readers

There's a movement towards producing inclusive content on the internet. Here are a few high-level considerations to make your website more accessible to every reader.

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In recent years, the literary community has been engaged in thoughtful conversations about accessibility in relation to event planning. Conferences, large and small, are being more proactive and deliberate about venue selection and in asking about individual accessibility needs on registration forms and the like.

But this emphasis on accessibility isn’t just limited to live events. There’s a huge movement toward a more inclusive internet. In my perusal of online literary magazine and other writing-related websites, I see plenty of opportunities for us – the greater writing community – to be more inclusive in how we produce and deliver content.

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