By proactively designing materials, activities, and assessments that address a wide variety of students in our classrooms, we foster an environment where all students are empowered to succeed.

Kimber Andrews, Assistant Director Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

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Checklists for Accessibility in Electronic Content

According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), accessible content is created following the four principles of accessibility:

  • Perceivable - Information can't be invisible to all senses.
  • Operable - The interface cannot require interaction that a user cannot perform.
  • Understandable - The content or operation cannot be beyond a user's understanding.
  • Robust - As technologies and user agents evolve, the content should remain accessible.

Use the following checklists to ensure your electronic materials incoporate the four principles of accessibility:

Adobe PDF


Excel/Spreadsheet Workbooks

PowerPoint/Electronic Presentations

Software and Applications


Video and Audio Media


Word Documents