C4D: Ensure accessibility

What is it?

While producing reports, it is important to think about accessibility. There are some things you can do to improve accessibility in a general sense, such as using graphic design principles, using plain language, and using sub-headings. There are also some things you can do to improve accessibility for specific groups.

General information

The Rainbow Framework has further guidance on ensuring accessibility of reporting media. This page is recommended background reading before considering options to apply to C4D.

Applying the C4D Principles


Because of the nature of C4D, there is likely to be a greater emphasis on communicating with diverse groups. How might differences in age, status, gender, geography, as well as disability, literacy, language, and education affect access, both physical access and access based on abilities?

Recommended methods and adaptations for C4D

  • Some of these issues can be overcome through the selection of creative reporting media (see Develop reporting media), however, sometimes there are extra steps that can improve accessibility. An example may be adding closed caption subtitles to YouTube videos.

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