Creating Accessible Documents
Understanding *Why* Accessibility is Important, and *How* to Implement it in Documents
A Set of Video Tutorials on Creating Accessible Documents
The following videos are designed to address both the “why” and the “how” when it comes to creating accessible documents.
The first three videos focus on the “why,” providing an overview of people with disabilities, some of the barriers they may face when documents are not accessible, and some examples of assistive technology they may use. The last two videos provide a concise, step-by-step approach on “how” to create accessible documents.
Overview of Disabilities and Assistive Technology Solutions
This video (approx. 27 minutes) provides a broad overview of the needs of people with disabilities, along with the tools and strategies used for accessing digital content:
Why Creating Accessible Word & PDF Documents is Important
This video provides a demonstration of how a person who is blind accesses a Word document using a screen reader:
What an Accessible PowerPoint Looks and Sounds Like
This video provides a demonstration of how a person who is blind accesses a PowerPoint presentation using a screen reader:
Accessible Microsoft Word Documents
This video provides step-by-step instructions on creating accessible Word documents, including the ability to leverage the built-in tools available within the application:
Accessible Microsoft PowerPoint
This video provides step-by-step instructions on creating accessible PowerPoint presentations, along with the built-in tools to aid in this process: