Document Resources

  1. Creating Accessible Word Documents video describes the key points in creating the most accessible Word documents.
  2. Requirements to Make a Document Accessible video describes the seven requirements that are essential to making a Word document accessible. Each requirement is introduced with a basic set of directions, all are covered in separate modules in more detail.
  3. Using the Accessibility Checker video describes what the accessibility checker is, how to use it, and what it can and cannot do for you. It assists with finding accessibility errors in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Although the checker can test for many accessibility issues, it cannot find every possible error.
  4. Are your Documents Accessible? This is an infographic by Microsoft which provides quick tips for document accessibility.
  5. MS Word Training is a collection of brief UofG DARC tutorial videos, designed to assist you in creating accessible Word documents.


  1. WebAIM guide to PowerPoint Accessibility offers information on using PowerPoint to create accessible slides.
  2. W3C How to make Presentations Accessible provides a variety of information on tips for making presentations accessible. The subcategory "Preparing Slides and Projected Material" is more specific to slide accessibility.
  3. Microsoft's Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible provides step-by-step instructions about making PowerPoints accessible on a variety of different platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, and android.
  4. Bureau of Internet Accessibility: Tips for Accessible PowerPoints offers a check list of when and what to do to ensure your PowerPoint is accessible.

  1. Accessible Digital Documents contains guidelines for creating accessible PDF's using Microsoft Office and clear print guidelines.
  2. PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0 from Techniques for WCAG 2.0: Techniques and Failures for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. It covers only the technology-specific techniques that are required for conformance.
  3. WebAIM Guide to PDF Accessibility provides instructions for converting documents to PDF and how to use Acrobat X and higher for creating and maintaining accessible PDF documents. It also provides guidelines on how to create accessible PDF forms.
  4. Authoring Techniques for documents - Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro and DC covers techniques for creating accessible PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro and DC.

  1. Making a Document Accessible using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Pro is a large website that shows detailed steps on how to make an accessible pdf using Indesign and Adobe Pro.
  2. Creating a more accessible PDF in Adobe InDesign video goes through the steps of creating paragraph styles, tags, mapping styles to tags, adding alt text to images and using the articles panel to create a better structure for accessible PDFs.
  3. Creating accessible PDFs with Adobe InDesign CC is a recorded webinar that covers using InDesign and Acrobat to create an accessible PDF: tagging and ordering content, identifying and describing images and other non-text content, selecting the most accessible export options, and using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to touch up the exported file.
  4. Creating more accessible PDFs via LinkedIn Learning provides information on the new features in Indesign and how to use these features to create more accessible PDFs, filter font list by class and similarity, export cleaner HTML, etc.
  5. Required Accessibility Metadata via LinkedIn Learning provides a thorough introduction to EPUB accessibility, going over key principles, techniques, and tools that can help you manipulate InDesign to boost a book's accessibility.
  6. Authoring Techniques for documents - Adobe InDesign CS6 and CC covers techniques for creating accessible PDF documents using Adobe InDesign CS6 and CC.