Creating Accessible Documents

Resources on Campus

There are many great people to assist you in creating (and editing) documents to make them accessible on campus. At LC State, where you go for assistance depends on your role at the college:

  • Faculty: For assistance creating accessible documents for your courses, contact your assigned Instructional Designer in eLearning Services. You can review the information in the Access for All course located in Canvas.
  • Staff: For assistance creating accessible documents for your departments or divisions, contact Accessibility Services. In coordination with eLearning Services, they offer PDTs and workshops on accessible documents.

In addition to one-on-one assistance, all faculty and staff at LC State are automatically enrolled in the Canvas course, Access for All. This course has instructional content, videos, and examples of accessible documents. If you do not see it on your dashboard, email eLearning Services to be added.

Outside Resources

Microsoft provides information on how to use their Accessibility Checker in all of their products to make documents accessible.

Adobe has created several guides to assist you in creating and editing your documents for accessibility.

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) has created one-page “cheat sheets” on creating accessible content. These include instructions using Microsoft Office products and Adobe. Additionally, they offer instruction on accessibility technology, including creating accessible electronic content and captioning YouTube videos.