Creating Accessible Content
- Ensure that all images have descriptive ALT text, including charts and graphs.
- Ensure that color is not the sole means by which information is conveyed.
- Ensure that any animations present are necessary, and that the flicker rate is lower than 2Hz or greater than 55Hz. Animations within these frequencies may trigger epileptic seizures.
- Ensure that any videos used are accessible and provide synchronized captions.
- Ensure that correct heading structure is followed.
- Ensure that users of screen readers have the ability to skip lengthy navigation menus.
- Ensure that content can be zoomed to 200% without severely distorting the formatting, requiring excessive scrolling, or otherwise losing functionality.
- Ensure that all links are descriptive, and avoid using generic titles such as "Click Here."
- Ensure language tags are used correctly.
- Establish a plan to provide an equal alternate form of access if web-based content is not accessible to everyone.
Use the links below to test your content for accessibility and find resources to create accessible content.
- 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Course Content (3PlayMedia)
- Automated Accessibility Checking Tools for Word, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF
- Step-by-step instructions for Word, PowerPoint, and PDF accessibility
- Cheatsheets for Excel, Acrobat, InDesign, YouTube and more. ©NCDAE
- Captioning Resources (Teaching and Learning Technologies)
- Course Accessibility Checklist (PDF)
- Creating Accessible Word Documents
- Creating Accessible PDF's