The following guides and tutorials will help you get started on creating accessible content. Consider the Seven Basic Principles for Accessibility when creating electronic content in different formats. These principles are reinforced in each of the Seven Steps Guides for Creating Accessible Documents.

Seven Basic Principles for Accessibility:

  1. Font Style and Size
  2. Appropriate Use of Color
  3. Alternative Text
  4. Header Row in Tables
  5. Meaningful Hyperlinks
  6. Built-in Styles and Designs
  7. Accessibility Testing

Microsoft Word

Excel Tables


Portable Document Formats (PDFs)

Multimedia and Captioning

Check out YouTube instructions to learn more about captioning.

For other multimedia like vimeo or webinars that convey information visually and/or through sound, material must be made accessible through transcripts and captioning.

For WCAG Level AA standards, audio descriptions must be provided for all pre-recorded video content in synchronized media, and captioning for all live audio content.

Users must also be able to control the content of the videos or webinars to stop, start or disable the content.  These controls must be accessible to screen readers.

W3C has a Multimedia Accessibility FAQ with links to resources to help you make multimedia material accessible.