Making Documents Accessible
Accessibility is the design of products, devices, services, or environments to ensure all people have access regardless of their mental or physical abilities.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination by all Federal and State entities. Title II and III of the ADA relates to web content accessibility and closed captioning. Federal and State regulations require all content to be accessible as defined by the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” (WCAG) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This applies to all digital content (web, e-mail, video, etc.).
What information or documents need to be accessible?
- Web Pages
- Word Documents
- E-Mail Messages
- Acrobat PDF documents
- Online Course Materials (any information provided to students)
- Videos, Sound Files, Images (anything presented to others in digital format)
Want Help Making Your Documents Accessible?
The Information Technology Web Team will be providing monthly training sessions on making Word/Email documents and Acrobat PDF documents accessible. Classes will be help in Professional and Organizational Development in November and December 2018 and January and February 2019 on these dates and times (click on the date to register for that POD class):
Making Word/Email Accessible
Making PDF Documents Accessible