Difference between revisions of "Digital Content Accessibility"

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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Ensure that document files posted on websites contain text and are not scanned images.</span></span> <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">(Copying a document on a photocopier to create a pdf attachment creates a scanned image.)</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Ensure that document files posted on websites contain text and are not scanned images.</span></span> <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">(Copying a document on a photocopier to create a pdf attachment creates a scanned image.)</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Word Documents - Provide document structure by using appropriate headings (&lt;h1&gt;, &lt;h2&gt;, &lt;h3&gt;). Screen readers rely on document structure for navigation.</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Word Documents - Provide document structure by using appropriate headings (&lt;h1&gt;, &lt;h2&gt;, &lt;h3&gt;). Screen readers rely on document structure for navigation.</span></span>
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Create Accessible pdf documents from accessible word documents<br/></span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Create Accessible pdf documents from accessible word documents</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Add bookmarks to pdf files to create document structure</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Add bookmarks to pdf files to create document structure</span></span>
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"></span></span><span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Provide logical reading order</span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Provide logical reading order</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Add appropriate alt text to all meaningful images</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Add appropriate alt text to all meaningful images</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Add appropriate alt text to charts and graphs</span></span>
 
*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Add appropriate alt text to charts and graphs</span></span>
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= Resources<br/> =
 
= Resources<br/> =
  
[http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/creating-accessible-word-documents-HA101999993.aspx <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Create Accessibile Word Documents</span></span>] from Microsoft
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[http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/creating-accessible-word-documents-HA101999993.aspx <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Create Accessible Word Documents</span></span>] from Microsoft
  
 
<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">[http://webaim.org/techniques/word/ Create Accessible Word Documents]</span></span> from WebAIM
 
<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">[http://webaim.org/techniques/word/ Create Accessible Word Documents]</span></span> from WebAIM

Revision as of 18:25, 5 June 2013

About

Digital Content Accessibility guidelines are very similar to the guidelines and standards for ensuring web content is accessible, however the techniques to achieve accessibility will vary depending on the format of the document.

The most common file formats posted on websites and used for sharing and disseminating information are:

  • Microsoft Word .docx
  • Adobe .pdf
  • Mircosoft PowerPoint .pptx
  • Microsoft Excel .xls

Principles

  • Ensure that document files posted on websites contain text and are not scanned images. (Copying a document on a photocopier to create a pdf attachment creates a scanned image.)
  • Word Documents - Provide document structure by using appropriate headings (<h1>, <h2>, <h3>). Screen readers rely on document structure for navigation.
  • Create Accessible pdf documents from accessible word documents
  • Add bookmarks to pdf files to create document structure
  • Provide logical reading order
  • Add appropriate alt text to all meaningful images
  • Add appropriate alt text to charts and graphs
  • Consider adding long description alt text when a longer description is required
  • Add appropriate labels to tables
  • Provide accurate metadata in document properties

Resources

Create Accessible Word Documents from Microsoft

Create Accessible Word Documents from WebAIM

Create Accessible pdfs from word documents

Acrobat X Pro best practices for PDF accessibility