- WebAIM Quick Reference: Web Accessibility Principles
- WebAIM Quick Reference: Testing Web Content for Accessibility
- WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist for HTML documents
- NCDAE Cheatsheet: Word 2016 (Mac)
- NCDAE Cheatsheet: PowerPoint 2016 (Mac)
What is Accessibility?
When we say accessibility, most people immediately think of making sure websites/apps are usable by people with disabilities:
- Visually impaired people using screen readers or magnification/zoom to access text
- People with motor function impairments using the keyboard (or other non-mouse features) to activate website functionality.
- People with hearing impairments relying on captions/subtitles or other text alternatives for audio/video content.
Really, the aim of accessibility is to make your websites/apps usable by as many people in as many contexts as possible.
- Users on mobile devices.
- Users on alternative browsing devices such as TVs, watches, etc.
- Users of older devices that might not have the latest browsers.
- We experience changing abilities as we age.
Even natural conditions related to aging will decrease your capacity to read, hear, or use an electronic device. Do we want to consider aging a disability? This matters to everyone.
It’s important to design our web content for everyone, regardless of their specific abilities. Include candidates with speech, auditory, physical, visual, cognitive and neurological disabilities. Examples: optimized websites and forms
Everything you need from University of Washington on word docs, power point, adobe indesign, scans:
- Creating Accessible Documents -
- Creating Accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word
- Creating Accessible PDF Forms Using Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Fixing Inaccessible PDFs Using Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Creating Accessible Power Point Presentations
Microsoft Videos on creating accessible word docs
- Check the accessibility of your doc (video)
- Improve header accessiblity (video)
- Create Accessible Tables (video)