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Accessible Information

 

Accessible Information and Communications

 

 

Ensure your documents, information, web and other information are accessible to people with a range of needs.

 

 

 

Authoring Techniques for Accessible Office Documents - The Inclusive Design Research Centre, in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Ontario, has developed consolidated and publicly-reviewed guidance to help ensure the accessibility of office documents including Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

Making Information Accessible, Ministry of Community and Social Services- Provides basic information on alternative formats available to help make information more accessible.

Accessibility Guidelines for Producing Information - These two resource books developed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence in the UK provide guidance on how to producing information in an accessible way and how to make information accessible.Download pdf - How to Make Information Accessible Download pdf - How to Produce Information in an Accessible Way

Clear Print Guidelines, CNIB –CNIB has developed an accessible design standard for printed items ranging from magazines to computer screens. The standard is designed to enhance accessibility and usability of printed materials. Download Word Doc - CNIB Clear Print Guide Download pdf - CNIB - Clear Print Guidelines

Clear Print Guidelines, RNIB – The Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK, The RNIB has developed “The See it Right” book which gives organizations the tools they need to improve their policies and procedures in terms of information provision. The Clear Print Guidelines are a part of this book. Download pdf - RNIB Clear Print Guidelines

 

WORD Accessibility

Microsoft Word Accessibility - Guides, Tutorials, Tools, Resources, & Best Practices, The California State University – Provides examples, tutorials and videos covering Word 2003, Word 2007 and Word 2008 (Mac)  Download pdf - Creating Accessible Documents Microsoft Word 2003.pdf Download pdf - Creating Accessible Documents Microsoft Word 2007

How to Create an Accessible Document, – Microsoft Online training course on creating accessible documents.

Accessible Electronic Information, Bodleian Library, UK – With a focus on creating accessible Word documents, information is presented on how to structure Word documents, as well as other aspects such as images and ‘alt. text’.

Writing Accessible Electronic Documents with Microsoft Word This document outlines the techniques needed to ensure the writing of accessible electronic information. This document concentrates on guidance for Microsoft®. Word 2003 and Word 2007.

How to create Accessible Word Documents, Social Service Administration, USA - This document was produced to help individuals create accessible Microsoft Word documents. Written from a non-technical perspective, this guide is intended to be easy to follow and implement by individuals who are familiar with the basic functions in Microsoft Word. Download Word doc - SSA Guide to Accessible Word Documents  Download pdf - SSA Guide to Accessible Word Documents

How to Create Accessible Documents, San Jose State University – Includes tips, tutorials and examples Download pdf - Making Documents Accessible word 2007

Creating Accessible Forms in Microsoft Word- Freedom Scientific

 

Excel Accessibility

Microsoft Excel, Guides, Tutorials, Tools, Resources, & Best Practices, The California State University

Creating Accessible Presentations, Microsoft

PDF Accessibility

PDF Accessibility – Guides, Video Tutorials, Tools, Resources, & Best Practices, The California State University - - Provides examples, tutorials and videos on how to make PDF’s accessible.  Download pdf - Creating Accessible PDF documents

Acrobat 9 accessibility guides, Adobe – A series of resources and tutorials on accessibility and PDF’s. This includes: “PDF accessibility overview”, “Creating accessible PDF from Word”, “Acrobat 9 Pro PDF accessibility repair workflow”, “Using the accessibility checker in Acrobat 9 Pro”, “Creating accessible PDF forms with Acrobat 9 Pro”, “Acrobat 9 Pro best practices for accessibility” (Available for download in PDF format or available online)

A Guide to Accessible PDF Documents, Social Service Administration, USA – This document was created to help technical and non-technical staffs create accessible Acrobat PDF documents. What follows is the guide to testing, repairing, adding and improving Accessibility features in Acrobat.  Download pdf - SSA Guide to Accessible PDF Documents

 

PowerPoint Accessibility

Microsoft PowerPoint - Guides, Tutorials, Tools, Resources, & Best Practices, The California State University - Provides examples, tutorials and videos covering PowerPoint 2003, PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2008 (Mac)  Download pdf - Creating  Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Introduction to PowerPoint Accessibility, Webaim,

How to Create Accessible PowerPoint Presentation, San Jose University, Includes tips, tutorials and examples  Download pdf - Accessible Powerpoint 2007.pdf

How to Make an Accessible PowerPoint Presentation from Scratch, Center on Education and Work. The University of Wisconsin-Madison