Electronic Accessibility Resources

Electronic Accessibility Resources

Disability, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology, DO-IT – The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education, NCDAE – NCDAE has developed one page accessibility, or “cheatsheets,” to assist anyone who is creating accessible content.  These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff.

HHS. Department of Health & Human Services, HHS.gov – 508 Checklist – If you are responsible for creating or signing off/clearing files, you can use this checklist as part of your process. You may find it helpful to review the checklist before you create your file, and also to print out the checklist and check off each item after you have created your file, or when you receive the file.

Web Accessibility in Mind, WebAIM – WebAIM’s mission is to empower organizations to make their web content accessible to people with disabilities.

Web Accessibility Initiative, WAI – Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities

Accessibility Checkers

MicroSoft Office – Rules used by the Accessibility Checker

MicroSoft Office– How to use the Accessibility Checker in Word 2010

University of California – Preparing Word for Mac 2011 Documents for Conversion to Accessible PDFs


YouTube – Tutorial on Captions and Subtitles

Amara – How to transcribe a video