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Creating Accessible Documents

Ensuring your documents and other forms of communication are accessible provides equal opportunities for everyone. 

General Resources:

Accessible Content reference cards provide quick tips and tricks creating better accessibility for the following:

  • Social Media Use
  • Microsoft Word
  • Email/Outlook
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Print Material

WebAIM articles provide additional information on creating accessible Word Documents, PDFs and PowerPoint presentations. These tutorials are provided and are copyrighted © 1999-2017 by WebAIM.org (Web Accessibility in Mind). 

Accessible Tables and Charts in Excel:

Microsoft has a series of easy-to-follow tutorials. Follow links below:

  1. Start with an Accessible Template
  2. Make More Accessible Tables in Excel
  3. Make More Accessible Charts in Excel

Software:

Read & Write – The University has purchased an institution-wide licence for Read & Write software which supports reading, writing, and research by making documents and files more accessible. The software is free to all UWindsor employees and students. Follow this link to learn how to access Read & Write.

EquatIO - The University has purchased an institution-wide licence for EquatIO. This software makes it easier to create equations, science symbols, chemical formulas, or other mathematical expressions digitally. It is free to all UWindsor employees and students. Follow this link to learn how to access EquatIO.

Captioning:

UWindsor Video Tutorial on adding and editing subtitles in Microsoft Streams.

UWindsor Video Tutorial on automatically caption YouTube videos.

UWindsor Wiki page on captioning videos.

Transcripts:

UWindsor Wiki page explains how to create transcripts from video content: