Learn about accessibility and designing for inclusion when publishing content.
On this page:
Your starting points for creating accessible digital content.
Introduction to digital accessibility — How we make digital content accessible to deaf and blind users, and why inclusive content benefits everyone
Creating accessible web content — Learn the basic principles of document structure, linking, and color contrast using Microsoft Word
Creating accessible forms in MS Word (PC version) — How to configure Word for creating accessible, structured documents, and adding fields that can be navigated by screen readers
Supplements to training materials.
Creating accessible forms in Word and Acrobat (PDF) — A checklist for creating keyboard-navigable, keyboard-fillable forms that announce their functionality to screen readers
Word Accessibility Toolbar (ZIP) — Adds a custom tab to the Word Ribbon with features for creating accessible documents and forms
Recommended tools for testing web content in the browser.
WebAIM Color Contrast Checker — Compare foreground and background colors to ensure text has sufficient contrast ratio for readability
WAVE extension (Firefox and Chrome) — Browser plugin that lists Errors, Contrast Errors, Alerts, Features, Structural Elements, and ARIA attributes
AInspector WCAG plugin (Firefox) — Browser plugin that lists Violations, Warnings, Manual Checks, and Passes
Accessibility Bookmarklets (all browsers) — Browser plugin that highlights a page’s Landmarks, Headings, Lists, Images, and Forms
W3C Markup Validation Service — Web service that checks for errors in HTML
Published accessibility standards and reference documents.
Send your accessibility questions to the digital team and let us know how we can help.