CONSTRUCTING ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONIC CONTENT
If you work for the United States Federal Government, the State of California, or if you are an entity that would like to contract with a California state or local entity, your electronic content must be accessible. This means that not only does your website need to be accessible to persons with disabilities, but your documents do as well. Not just documents that get posted to your website, but all related electronic content that you produce which is public facing.
We have put together some documents that provide more information about how to create accessible documents and forms. The guides provide easy to follow instructions. We will continually update this page to provide more helpful links, videos and documents to assist you in creating accessible digital content.
- DOR Document Accessibility Standards (PDF)
- Seven Steps to Creating an Accessible Microsoft Word Document (PDF)
- Seven Steps to Creating an Accessible Excel Worksheet (PDF)
- Seven Steps to An Accessible PowerPoint Slideshow (PDF)
- Seven Steps to Creating an Accessible Email in Outlook (PDF)
- Three Steps to Creating an Accessible PDF file (without Adobe Acrobat) (PDF)
- Creating Accessible Forms in Microsoft Word and PDF (PDF)
The State of California accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of the external websites or external documents linked to on this website.
- Creating Accessible Microsoft Word 2010 Documents: Word Forms (YouTube)
- Freedom Scientific: Creating Accessible Word Forms
- Creating Accessible Excel Forms - Part 1 (YouTube)
- Creating Accessible Excel Forms - Part 2 (YouTube)
- Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Accessibility Guide: Best Practices for PDF Accessibility (PDF)
- Acrobat XI Pro Accessible Forms and Interactive Documents (PDF)
- The Web Standards Project
- California Department of Social Service’s Accessibility Videos (YouTube)
- State Web Accessibility AB 434
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
- Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM)
- Americans with Disabilities Act