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Creating Accessible Documents

Group Target - Document Creator/Editors


When creating content, there are a few basic steps that should be followed in order to assure your content is accessible. The core steps needed for accessibility are the same regardless of whether your document is in HTML, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or another document format:

  • Use headings
  • Use lists
  • Add alternate text to images
  • Identify document language
  • Use tables wisely
  • Understand how to export from one format to another

To gain a better understanding of these core issues, see our Overview of accessible documents.

To apply each of these concepts to a particular document format or authoring workflow, select one of the following topics:

Most Details from this page were gleaned from the University of Washington's Accessible Technology section.