Document Accessibility Resources

General Resources

Microsoft Office Resources

Microsoft Office Suite includes a lot of tools. Below we focus on Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. In ABLE Tech's experience, a lot of accessibility barriers come from using a tool meant to do one thing for something else. For example, Microsoft Excel is not a word processor or design tool, so it is not the best choice to create a flyer or brochure.

These document accessibility cheat sheets from our Web Accessibility in Higher Education partners at the National Center on Disability and Access to Education cover older versions of Microsoft Office (2016, 2013).

We also include checklists you can download and use, as well! Feel free to check them off digitally or print a copy to keep at your desk.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Adobe Resources

Like Microsoft, Adobe has several tools that allow you to create and modify Acrobat PDF files. PDF files typically come from something other than Adobe Acrobat. ABLE Tech advises that you build your PDF files to be accessible in the tool that you use to create them.

In the following we start with information about Adobe Acrobat PDF accessibility. Then we have some information to help you to make your PDF files more accessible in InDesign.

Acrobat PDF