Resources

Accessibility Checklist

University of Washington is a leader in the Accessible Technology area. This checklist is a great reference for providing accessible web-based resources including electronic documents in Word, PDF, and other formats.

Accessibility Handbook

This Accessibility Handbook was developed by Portland Community College. It is a great resource with easy-to-follow guidelines on web accessibility, accessible slides, documents, PDFs, video, audio, images, and more.

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The new symbol of accessibility was designed by the Graphic Design Unit of the UN Department of Public Information in New York.

The Accessibility Logo was created to depict accessibility for persons with disabilities. This includes accessibility of information, services, communication technologies, as well as physical access. The logo symbolizes hope and equal access for all.

Accessibility Technologies

List of free technologies which can be used to improve accessibility of course content.

 

Microsoft Accessible Templates

Word, Excel and PowerPoint Templates that help you make your content accessible to everyone. Start with an “accessible template”.

National Center on Disability and Access to Education Cheatsheets

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education created these one-page accessibility resources. There are “cheatsheets” on MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe, YouTube.

Principles of Accessible Design

These key principles of accessible design from National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) are a list of easily implemented, basic principles that will ensure greater accessibility of web content.

UH COE Accessibility Toolkit

This guide was modified by UH College of Education, based on an Accessibility Toolkit developed as a collaboration between BCcampus and and CAPER-BC licensed BB-BY 4.0. The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the resources needed so that each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, teaching assistant, etc. has the opportunity to create truly open and accessible digital content — that is free and accessible for all students.

Web Accessibility for Online Course Content

This site includes a very useful Web Accessibility Handbook created by Portland Community College and licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

WebAIM

Training and resources to make web content accessible to people with disabilities

WAVE Web Accessibility Tool

WAVE is a free web-based tool developed and made available by WebAIM. You can check your websites by pasting your URL into the tool.

10 Tips for Accessible Websites

Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology’s top 10 tips for creating accessible websites.

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