Electronic Files

Creating Accessible Electronic Files

If you create electronic materials (text, images, video, etc.) for online publications or systems, certain elements should be included to make the materials accessible to individuals with disabilities, including (but not limited to) people with hearing, mobility, cognitive or visual impairments.

By keeping accessibility in mind when creating electronic files from the beginning, you will be successful in making accessible electronic content. 

Included on this page is a basic list to check for eAccessibility in your electronic files. For a more comprehensive list, please visit our Best Practices page.

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Sarah Schroeder: Assistant Professor
UC School of Education

"Without the UDL principles and guidelines, I would never have considered the range of barriers my students face and the wide variety of ways I can structure learning experiences to overcome those barriers. It has made my technology integration more purposeful and my instructional and assessment choices more strategic and meaningful."

Accessible Presentations Example

Are you interested in looking at what an accessible electronic document looks like? Please download an example PDF file: Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, PDF

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Electronic File Accessibility Checklist