This is an overview of the elements that require special consideration when creating accessible documents. Please review one of the Additional Resources for detailed instructions on any of the following:
- Use the built-in Headings between sections in your document to provide structure and context.
- Add ALT Text to embedded images, charts, and graphs in order to provide a description of the item. Images that are decorative maybe tagged as "null" so the screen reader skips the image.
- Use the built-in Lists tools for bulleted and numbered lists, rather than inserting them manually.
- Identify row and column headers for tables with clear labels.
- Make sure Hyperlinks make sense without their surrounding content. For example do not title a link "click here" instead title with the name of the website or resource.
- Do not use color as a means of conveying essential information.
- Ensure the text is legible by using Sans-serif fonts and make sure your Color Scheme has enough contrast between light and dark. Avoid using orange, red and green for your template or text.
- Use the simplest and clearest language appropriate for the document's content.