Microsoft Office Resources
Microsoft Office Suite includes a lot of tools. Below we focus on Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. In ABLE Tech’s experience, a lot of accessibility barriers come from using a tool meant to do one thing for something else. For example, Microsoft Excel is not a word processor or design tool, so it is not the best choice to create a flyer or brochure.
These document accessibility cheat sheets from out Web Accessibility in Higher Education partners at the National Center on Disability and Access to Education cover older versions of Microsoft Office (2016, 2013).
- ABLE Tech Word Accessibility Quick Reference
- Microsoft Word Accessibility
- WebAIM Word Accessibility
- Minnesota IT Services Accessible Word Document Training
- Modifying and Saving Styles in Microsoft Word
- ABLE Tech PowerPoint Accessibility Quick Reference
- Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibility
- WebAIM PowerPoint Accessibility
Like Microsoft, Adobe has several tools that allow you to create and modify Acrobat PDF files. PDF files typically come from something other than Adobe Acrobat. ABLE Tech advises that you build your PDF files to be accessible in the tool that you use to create them.
In the following we start with information about Adobe Acrobat PDF accessibility. Then we have some information to help you to make your PDF files more accessible in InDesign.
- ABLE Tech Adobe PDF Accessibility Quick Reference Guide
- WebAIM – PDF Accessibility
- Adobe – Create and Verify PDF Accessibility (Acrobat Pro)
- Adobe Acrobat DC Accessibility Guides
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines PDF Techniques
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG2ICT
- W3C Techniques for Lists
- W3C Techniques for Tables
- Using InDesign to create accessible PDFs
- Penn State – InDesign Accessibility
- Department of Interior – Using Adobe InDesign to Create Accessible PDF Documents (PDF)
- Creating Accessible PDF Documents with Adobe InDesign CS6 (PDF)
- PAID – Deque University InDesign Accessibility Course