Accessible E-Text Development

E-texts have the potential to give students with disabilities unprecedented direct access to textbooks.  By following a few well-defined guidelines, authors can produce e-texts that are accessible to these students, and more intuitive for everyone.

E-texts can contain content found in traditional textbooks (text, images, charts, tables, formulas and equations) as well as audio/video/multimedia subject matter.  Each type of content presents its own accessibility challenges, so the guidelines are broken down by content type.  Within each type, the guidelines appear in order (starting with the most crucial), to aid in prioritization.  Each guideline links to practical information about how to follow that guideline.