Accessibility Resources

Creating Accessible Documents

A document is considered accessible if it can be used as effectively by a student with disabilities as it can by those without.  This would include learners that are sight impaired and use a screen reader or text-to-speech software.  It would also include students who are hearing impaired, color blind, prone to seizures, and those who use the keyboard to navigate a document rather than the use of a mouse.  

When creating content, there are a few basic steps that should be considered to ensure that the content is accessible. The core steps needed for accessibility are the same regardless of whether your document is in HTML, Microsoft Word, or another format:

  • Use headings
  • Use lists
  • Use descriptive hyperlinks
  • Add alternative text for images
  • Use tables wisely

To apply these concepts when authoring a document select one of the following topics:

Discovery – Atto Editor

The Atto editor is used to add content directly to Discovery when adding a activity description or editing a section. Use the following resource when adding information to Discovery: