Building Accessible Style Templates in Word for Campus Faculty and Staff

Microsoft Word includes a robust set of tools to allow the creation of accessible documents which can work well for multiple readers and/or their assistive technology. These include correctly using heading styles, accessible table formatting, usable list bullets and numbers as well as adding image alt text. However, most writers in Word do not know […]

How to Kill Your PDF (and Get Away With It)

PDFs have been a thorn in your side for a long time. Isn’t it time they get what they’ve got coming? Get a quick review of why PDFs are so, so wrong, covering accessibility and other equity issues, as well as some potential workarounds. Then we’ll go over a case study of Harper College’s multi-year […]

A University-Wide Strategy for Document Accessibility

Document accessibility has become a hot topic in higher education, as universities work to ensure that all stakeholders including students, educators, staff and parents including those with disabilities, have equal access to information and resources online. Ensuring document accessibility is particularly important in higher education, where people with disabilities are protected by laws such as […]