Creating accessible Web-based resources is a necessary step towards a classroom environment that supports the learning needs of all students. This checklist identifies several of the basic steps relevant to creating accessible Web-based resources in an educational setting using the acronym ACCESS. This is not a complete list to creating accessible web content.
Avoid using color only to convey a message. Use other elements to distinguish importance, such as bolding or underlining.
Provide contrast between colors to differentiate between foreground and background, this will prevent misinterpretation of information.
- Utilize the Styles tab in Microsoft Office. Headings, Bullets, Lists, & Links will all add built in accessibility to your document.
- Identify data table headers of the rows and column data.