- NMC Online Accessible Quick Guide.
- Make sure all bulleted or numbered lists are created using built in formatting.
- Indented blocks of text are done so with the built in increase/decrease indent feature.
- Use properly formatted headings and use them in the correct order.
- Provide alternative (alt) text for all informational images. Those for decorative purposes, enter Null.
- Write meaningful link text–it should describe the link’s destination.
Other Things to Consider
- Do not scan materials, they are treated as images and not readable by assistive technology.
- If you are posting an article, link to it if you can.
- Example letters or emails need to be re-typed into your content if it is important to the concepts you are teaching. Don’t scan them.
- Don’t scan in handwritten notes, re-type them.
- Make your textbook decision early.
- Ask for an alternative version (audio, PDF, or online).
- Don’t use a font size smaller than 10 pt.
- For PowerPoint, don’t use smaller than 24 pt.
- Use a San Serif font like Helvetica, Arial, or Verdana.
- Make sure that colors are not your only method of conveying important information.
- Check out the following article on Types of Color-blindness for more information about color.