Tools & Resources


Accessibility Basics for Public-Facing Electronic MaterialAccessibility Basics for Public-Facing Electronic Material PDF
Accessibility Basics for Electronic Course MaterialsAccessibility Basics for Electronic Course Materials PDF
Adding Alt Text to ImagesAdding Alt Text to Images PDF
Microsoft Word AccessibilityMicrosoft Word Accessibility PDF
Accessible PowerPoint PresentationsAccessible PowerPoint Presentations PDF
Social Media AccessibilitySocial Media Accessibility PDF
Identifying Web Accessibility IssuesIdentifying Web Accessibility Issues PDF
YouTube CaptioningYouTube Captioning PDF
Accessible Web DesignAccessible Web Design PDF
WAVE Tool OverviewWAVE Tool Overview PDF
Course Accessibility ChecklistCourse Accessibility Checklist
DIY Captioning in PanoptoDIY Captioning in Panopto

Recommended Accessibility Tools

MS Office Accessibility Checker"To help ensure that your Office files are accessible, use the Accessibility Checker, a free tool available in Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint on Windows, Office Online, or Mac, and Visio on Windows. It finds most accessibility issues and explains why each might be a potential problem for someone with a disability. It also offers suggestions on how to resolve each issue."
WAVE Tool by WebAIM"WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content."
WebAIM Contrast CheckerThis tool can help you ensure that accessible contrast and color combinations are used on your website and in your online files.
ColorzillaColorZilla for Google Chrome is an extension that assists web developers and graphic designers with color related tasks - both basic and advanced.
Accessible Color Combination Selector from AdobeDrag the color bubbles and see the white lines. If they intersect with another color then you know your not colorblind friendly. What a great way to explore and create colorblind friendly palettes!
Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC Accessibility CheckerMaking a PDF accessible can be a daunting task that we are happy to handle for you, but if you are familiar with Adobe Acrobat and would like to pursue this option, here is a resource that will help you use this tool!
Poet Training ToolDeveloped by The DIAGRAM Center (Digital Image And Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials), this training tool helps users learn when and how to describe various types of images; it specifically addresses many image-types that appear in academic materials.