Accessibility is a way to make sure that people can make use of your content. Making your information accessible is very important. This area will have guides to help you ensure that everything you make is accessible.

What is accessibility?

Accessible content can be used by people, even if some condition or situation makes it difficult for them to access.

Sometimes this is more obvious than others. For example, we have all seen things like ramps into buildings. These help people with mobility issues like enter the building. A person using a walker, cane, or wheelchair would have substantial difficulty entering if the only way in is a flight of stairs. However, the ramp provides them with a way to access the building.

Proactive Accessibility

Here are the slides from a presentation I have given with Jeff Dugan and Melissa Soules from Finger Lakes Community College. I do workshops on accessibility if your organization would like to learn more.


Accessible Web Pages

Accessibility on the Web is a set of slides from a presentation about creating accessible web pages. I presented this talk at WordCamp Rochester and WordCamp Buffalo.

Microsoft Office Accessibility

Are you creating papers, handouts, slideshows, or other documents using Microsoft Office? If so, make sure that you check out the following:

How to Make Accessible Word Documents is a short course I am working on. If you use Google Docs, Pages, or another word processor, you’ll still find lots of useful information in here.

Making Accessible Word Documents is a document that brings together information to help you make accessible Word documents.

Accessibility Resources

I’ve also gathered many Accessibility Resources that are available on the web.