Creating Documents

Accessible documents are more usable for everyone, not just people with disabilities, because accessible documents work better across all web browsers, computer systems, and mobile devices. In addition, accessible documents enable assistive technology software such as screen readers and magnifiers to be more effective. Ensuring that your documents are made in an accessible manner provides everyone with an equal opportunity to access information. 

Just like web accessibility, document accessibility can be achieved by addressing these issues:

  • applying styles for headings,
  • making content scannable with bullets or numbered lists,
  • including alternate text for images, graphics or charts,
  • descriptive hyperlinks
  • use of color and color contrast,
  • adding simple tables, and
  • verifying flow in Adobe Acrobat.

The resources below will help you in the process of creating accessible documents.

Contact the Division of Information Technology accessibility team if you have any questions or comments.

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