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Much work has been done in the fields of information technology and higher education to highlight, explain, and address issues in instructional accessibility. The resources listed here include sites that provide step-by-step instructions, as well as those that analyze and inform policy.

Tutorials, Guidelines, and How-To Manuals

These resources offer instructional guides and tutorials for creating accessible materials in the following media formats: HTML, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and PDF.

Resource For Guidance On: Source:
Cheat sheets HTML, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, PDF National Center on Disability and Access to Education
Creating Accessible Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and PDF Documents (Video Tutorial) MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, PDF Georgia Institute of Technology
Making Files Accessible HTML, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, PDF U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Microsoft Word 2010 508 Accessibility Checklist MS Word U.S. Social Security Administration
Triage for Accessifying Websites HTML Penn State
Web Accessibility in Mind Articles HTML, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, PDF WebAIM

Accessibility Checkers

Accessibility checkers are online tools that scan a document or web page for the purpose of highlighting accessibility issues.

Organizations, Centers, Institutes, and Policy Advocates

These organizations exist to inform, educate, and advocate for educational and media accessibility. Their websites contain comprehensive and current information on accessibility issues.

Other University Sites

Several universities have developed extensive collections of resources on instructional accessibility.

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