Document Accessibility

magnifying glass over the top of a set of file foldersWhen it comes to web accessibility, it is important that all documents that are in the content are developed in a manner that assitive technology can read through them without any issues.

Many times, these are referred to as "downloadable documents." These are defined as, any file separate from the webpage that can be downloaded or opened. Examples include Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, etc. 

It is important that all documents in the content of a webpage be created in an accessible manner. The following pages will give you some starting tips toward reaching that goal. 

Document Accessibility Best Practice Quick Tips

For additional information about document accessibility, contact Christy Blew at clblew@illinois.edu