Create accessible documents, a legal obligation
- The Ontario Regulation 191/11 Integrated Accessibility Standards Information and Communications Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, requires that the University of Ottawa internet websites and web content (including uploaded documents) are conform with the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, at Level AA. Please read the webpage Understanding the law and follow the mandatory training to all uOttawa employees and volunteers Working Together: The Code and the AODA to better understand the accessibility standards and the requirements that apply to uOttawa.
Create accessible documents in three steps
STEP 1: Integrate accessibility from the start
- Take into account accessibility from the start and facilitate your work! Following the steps in the video Microsoft Office 2010 Accessibility Tutorial: General Tips - Ease of Use will help you convert your documents into accessible formats more easily.
STEP 2: Follow the MS Office Suite step-by-step-video tutorials.
- Check document accessibility
- Improve accessibility with alt text
- Improve header accessibility
- Create accessible links
- Create accessible file names
- Create accessible tables
- Creating accessible documents
- Start with an accessible Excel template
- Create more accessible tables in Excel
- Create more accessible charts in Excel
- Create more accessible slides
- Improve image accessibility in PowerPoint
- Use more accessible colors and styles in slides
- Design slides for people with dyslexia
- Save a presentation in a different format
STEP 3: Convert the document into a PDF format and do the final Accessibility touch-ups