Publishing accessible content

The story is written – now it’s time to publish. These resources offer pointers to ensure content is accessible to readers/viewers with certain disabilities. Click on the title of the resource to access.

Web accessibility
Adobe Video Accessibility Guide

A primer developed by the National Center on Disability and Journalism on how to make a website more accessible to people with disabilities. Find the primer here.

Click here to visit the InclusionHub website. InclusionHub is a resource for those trying to make websites more accessible.

Click here to watch a PowerPoint presentation on publishing accessible content created by Dawn Hunziker, IT Accessibility Consultant and Barbie Lopez, Digital Accessibility Consultant.

Click here to learn how to write good alt text.

Access-ability: A practical handbook on accessible graphic design
A handbook developed by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario to help graphic designers think about how they can make their content more accessible to people with disabilities. Find the handbook here.

Click here for a comprehensive guide on website accessibility created by Yoyo Design. The guide covers different types of access impairment and includes clear, concise instructions on how to start creating an accessible website.

Click here to learn three ways news organizations can improve accessibility.

More resources to help make content and social media accessible

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accessibility guide from the University of Minnesota

Rev video captioning service
YouTube Captioning guide
Facebook Captioning guide

Website Accessibility
University of Washington Guide: Making websites accessible
UC Berkeley: Tips for web accessibility
Introduction to web accessibility from WebAIM
Accessibility resources for web designers from WebAIM
Google’s web accessibility guide Why web accessibility is important
W3: Standards for web accessibility
ONA Weekly: Simple Accessibility Tips
Website Accessibility Checklist

Adobe Products (PDFs and more)
Adobe: Creating accessible PDFs
Adobe: Guide to Adobe Acrobat and accessibility
Convert Accessible Word to Accessible PDF from WebAIM

Microsoft Word
Microsoft – Text Instruction
Microsoft – Video Instruction
University of Washington guide: Creating Accessible documents in Microsoft Word

RGD Guide: Graphic Design

Microsoft PowerPoint

Wave accessibility evaluation tool from WebAIM

W3: Validation tool