As an ACU staff member, you should be familiar with the disability services provided by ACU. If you need assistance with a student who has specific accessibility requirements, please contact the ACU Library about the accessibility services offered at each campus.
Why create accessible learning resources?
If you will be including Word or PDF documents as material resources for your students, you should consider the potential accessibility requirements of your students.
Making a text document accessible to those with vision or other impairments is made simply by following some simple rules for content, text and headings.
How to make Word documents accessible
There are a number other things that make Word documents accessible, which include:
- Using Headings in a structured, meaningful way
- Adding ALT text for images and descriptions for links
- Use lists (numbered or bulleted) correctly
- Run the Accessibility Checker tool in Word
For more detailed information, see the WebAIM Accessible Word guide.
How to make PDFs accessible
For more detailed information, see the WebAIM Accessible PDFs guide.