Creating Accessible Materials

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Key Practices for Creating Accessible Materials

All course content should be accessible to all students. Instead of waiting to create or reformat accessible content until you have a student with a documented need for it, create accessible content from the onset.

Click the play button on the video to learn a few quick tips for creating accessible content.

How to Guides

Click the links below to access information about creating accessible materials in the Microsoft Suite. If you have limited time, focus on the program or programs you use frequently for your courses.

A note on PDFs

You may have heard that PDFs are an accessible document type. While it is true that more users are generally able to open PDFs without issue, creating material as a PDF does not automatically make it accessible to students using screen readers or other assistive technologies. Be sure to save PDFs as text files rather than image files and follow the guidelines linked in the previous section to ensure PDFs are fully accessible.



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