Self-Paced Training

Creating Accessible Documents and Web Content

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

  • File Properties: Title and Author 
  • Identify Language, or Multiple Language Defined
  • Use headings
  • Use lists
  • Use meaningful hyperlinks
  • Add alternate text to images
  • Use tables wisely: Table Headers, Table Summary and Simplicity
  • Understand how to export from one format to another
  • Navigable: Bookmarks and Table of Contents when appropriate
  • Logical Reading Order 

To gain a better understanding of these core issues, see Our Requirements for accessible page.

Minimum Document Requirements Checklist


To apply each of these concepts to a particular document format or authoring workflow, select one of the following methods below.


Other Common Reporting Software

Microsoft Power Bi 

Hot to create accessible reports from Power Bi, and how to export the accessible pdf