Creating Accessible Documents

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Creating Accessible Documents

When creating content, it’s important to assure that your content is accessible. There are a few basic steps that are needed for accessibility. The steps are the same regardless of whether your document is in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, HTML, or another document format.

  • Use properly formatted headings to structure a page.
  • Format lists as bulleted or numbered lists.
  • Ensure link text makes sense on its own.
  • Provide alternative text descriptions to all images.
  • Identify document language.
  • Use tables for data (not for layout) and use column headers.
  • Avoid using spaces to create visual alignment.
  • Use sufficient color contrast. Don’t convey content with color alone.

Learn how to apply these concepts by selecting one of the following document formats.