Accessible Content Checklist


Creating accessible documents and course resources is a necessary step toward a classroom environment that supports the learning of all students. This checklist identifies several basic steps for creating more accessible documents. Text in a file or on a web page is accessible to people with print disabilities if simple accessibility standards are followed.

Use appropriate text descriptions for images.

Create a transcript for audio and video.

  • Panopto Video allows captions to be downloaded as a .txt file. This file can be used as a transcript. It can also be opened and edited in Microsoft Word or any word processing application.

Provide clear information as to the end location or function for links.

Use built-in styles and keep consistent numerical ordering.

Ensure distinct contrast between text on backgrounds.

Use elements other than color to convey information.

Ensure PDF files are accessible and not scanned images.

Use original file instead of PDF when possible.

Ensure table headers are identified.

Ensure there are no floating images, text and other objects.

Use built-in bulleted or numbered lists.

Provide contact information.


If you need assistance creating accessible content, please submit the IT Accessibility Consultation request.

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