Accessible Documents and Websites

Accessibility is important to serving people with disabilities. Government agencies have to make sure that everyone can access information; and businesses benefit by providing information on their products and services to all segments of the market.

The information in this section provides basic information on creating accessible electronic documents in order to build and maintain open communications with employees, customers, and communities.

For more detailed information or training, visit University of Washington’s Accessible Technology websites:

 

Adobe PDF Resources

Learn more information on creating accessible PDF files by visiting the following sites:

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Microsoft Excel Resources

Learn more information on creating accessible Microsoft Excel spreadsheets by visiting the following sites:

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Microsoft PowerPoint Resources

Learn more information on creating accessible Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by visiting the following sites:

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Microsoft Word Resources

Learn more information on creating accessible Microsoft Word documents by visiting the following sites:

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Audio and Multimedia Resources

Learn more information on creating accessible audio and video files by visiting the following sites:

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Website Accessibility Resources

Accessible website development can be very complex. The checklists below provide the characteristics of an accessible site. You may need with a web developer, or other person with the technical knowledge, to implement these items on your website.

General Tips/Checklists

Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

Resources and Guides

Accessibility Service Providers

Webinars/Podcasts

Many organizations provide webinars and conference calls discussing accessible documents and websites. Visit these organizations to find out more about their offerings.

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