Everything you need to know to make accessible documents

July 13, 2009

I came across a great site the other day: WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind). They have all sorts of goodies available in the Articles and Resources sections of their website, like checklists for Section 508 compliance etc. And everything I’ve looked at so far on this site is written clearly and laid out in a way that makes the pertinent content easy to find.

I found out about this site because someone mentioned that it had some good stuff on creating accessible PDFs: http://www.webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/

There are also great articles on making accessible Word and PowerPoint documents, and documents and files in other common formats including OpenOffice.

This is a site well worth checking out and bookmarking!

Update 23 July 2009: SitePoint also have an article titled 12 tools to check your site’s accessibility.

[Links last checked July 2009]

One comment

  1. […] Writing clearly and simply (http://webaim.org/techniques/writing/): Another excellent list of do’s and don’ts from the WebAIM people (see also: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/everything-you-need-to-know-to-make-accessible-docs/). […]

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