Creating Accessible Documents
How to create accessible documents for posting on the SCHEV website
In order to ensure that documents meet the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, the links below have been provided to give examples and guidance on how to create accessible documents for posting on the SCHEV website.
You must have the full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro if you need to check for full accessibility of the pdf and to make changes inside the actual PDF document.
How to Make Your MS Office Documents Accessible [WORD doc]
Creating Accessible PDFs
Creating accessible Microsoft Word documents
How to use color in accessible documents
Ensuring accessible images
- Penn State: ALT Text Basics
ALT Tags are invisible descriptions of images which are read aloud to blind users on a screen reader. Understanding ALT tags. Adding ALT text allows authors to include images, but still provide the content in an alternative text based format.
- WebAIM: Images
Overview of making your images accessible.
- WebAIM: Alternative Text
Adding alternative text for images is the first principle of web accessibility. Appropriate use of ALT text.
- WebAIM: Alt Text Blunders
Common mistakes and how to correct them.
- Microsoft: Add Alternative Text
How to add alternative text to a shape, picture, chart, table, SmartArt graphic, or other object