Creating Accessible Documents
What type of document should I create?
- HTML - Preferred
- Microsoft Word - Easy to make accessible
- PDF - Accessible if saved correctly (tagged PDF). PDF has usability benefits.
Microsoft PC products will allow documents to be saved as tagged PDFs. However, Mac users should be aware that saving a tagged PDF is more difficult for them. They will want to use Adobe's Accessibility Resource Center to learn how to make their PDF documents accessible.
Use these checklists to guide your creation of documents:
- Accessibility Checklist for D2L Brightspace HTML Content Files
- Accessibility Checklist for Softchalk HTML Files
- Accessibility Checklist for Microsoft Word Documents
- Accessibility Checklist for Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets
- Accessibility Checklist for Microsoft Power Point Presentations
UITS has done a great job of including accessibility information about Microsoft Products. They are also working on adding this type of information for other UITS supported applications.
- Microsoft Word 2016: Accessibility Guide
- Microsoft Word 2013: Accessibility Guide
- Microsoft Excel 2016: Accessibility Guide
- Microsoft Excel 2013: Accessibility Guide
- Microsoft Power Point 2016: Accessibility Guide
- Microsoft Power Point 2013: Accessibility Guide