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Accessible Digital Documents & Websites

Learn more about creating accessible documents and websites.

Enabling Access Through Web Renewal Handbook

This handbook  is written as a guide for large public-sector organizations (with 50 employees or more) as they take the necessary steps to make their websites accessible. Also included are case studies, highlighting insights gleaned from Phase 1 of Wilfrid Laurier University’s recent web renewal process, launched in the fall of 2014. This handbook was produced by Wilfrid Laurier University with support from the Government of Ontario. Download the PDF here: Enabling Access Handbook.

Creating Accessible Print Documents

Print Documents.pdf (236kb)
Tips on creating accessible print documents.

Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility.pdf (175kb)
Tips on creating accessible websites.

Alternative Document Formats

Alternative Document Formats.pdf (184kb)
Tips on creating alternative formats of documents.

Adaptive Technology

Adaptive Technology.pdf (270kb)
Short summaries on different types of adaptive technology, such as screen-reading, text-to-speech and speech-recognition software.

Clear Print Guidelines

Clear Print Guidelines.doc (141kb)
Tips on creating documents that are clear and user-friendly. View HTML version >

Overview: Accessible PDFs

Creating Accessible PDFs.doc (145kb)
Tips on creating accessible PDF documents using Microsoft Word 2007. View HTML version >

Alternative Text

Alternative Text.doc (44kb)
Tips on creating meaningful alternative text for images and graphs. View HTML version >

Microsoft Office Word Accessibility Tutorial Videos

http://accessibility.uoit.ca/tutorials/index.php
Basic guidelines that will help you to create accessible documents. View HTML version >

OCADU Guidelines to Creating Accessible Digital Microsoft Office Documents

http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca
Comprehensive guidelines for creating accessible digital office documents in Microsoft.

Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20
A guide to creating accessible web content drafted by the creators of WCAG 2.0.

Google’s Guide to Accessibility

www.google.com/accessibility
Google’s guide to using the accessibility features of its products.

AccessAbility: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

http://www.rgd.ca/database/files/library/RGD_AccessAbility_Handbook.pdf
A guide to best practices on accessible graphic design developed by the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.

Adobe Guidelines to Accessibility

www.adobe.com/accessibility
Adobe’s guide to using its products to create accessible web experiences.