Accessiblity & ADA Resources

Accessibility is important in serving people with disabilities and to make sure that everyone can access information that we provide, as easily as possible. The resources in this section provide basic information on creating accessible electronic documents in order to build and maintain open communications with educators and the community at large. The Technology & Design staff will be providing additonal instruction and support on creating accessible documents during the 2017-2018 academic year.

General Resources

WA Dept of Services for the Blind: Accessible Documents and Websites
http://dsb.wa.gov/resources/accessible-documents-and-websites.shtml

U of W Accessibility Resources
http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/

WebAIM

http://webaim.org/


Adobe Acrobat Pro

Create and verify PDF accessibility (Acrobat Pro)
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html

Workflow for creating accessible PDF documents
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/creating-accessible-pdfs.html


Adobe inDesign

Preparing InDesign Files for Accessibility

Adobe TV video. 39 minutes

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/accessibility-adobe/preparing-indesign-files-for-accessibility/


Adobe Photoshop

How to design (in Sketch, Photoshop and Web) for color blind users
https://medium.com/sketch-app-sources/how-to-design-in-sketch-for-color-blind-users-2b189c0d58fe

Accessible images using Photoshop
http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/photoshop.html

Word

Make Word documents accessible

Applies To: Word 2016 Word 2013 Word 2016 for Mac Word Online Word for iPad
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-your-Word-documents-accessible-d9bf3683-87ac-47ea-b91a-78dcacb3c66d

Accessible documents in Word 2016
http://webaim.org/techniques/word/word2016win

Creating accessible documents in Word for Mac
http://webaim.org/techniques/word/word2016mac


Excel

Make your Excel spreadsheets accessible
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-your-Excel-spreadsheets-accessible-6cc05fc5-1314-48b5-8eb3-683e49b3e593


PowerPoint

Make your PowerPoint accessible
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-your-PowerPoint-presentations-accessible-6f7772b2-2f33-4bd2-8ca7-dae3b2b3ef25?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US


Outlook Email

Make your Outlook email accessible
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-your-Outlook-email-accessible-71ce71f4-7b15-4b7a-a2e3-cf91721bbacb?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US