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Creating Accessible Documents

Creating electronic documents which are designed in accessible formats will benefit all users and is considered an effective way to increase ease of access to your written material. It is also important to be aware that organisations are obliged to ensure that the documents they produce are accessible to all, regardless of their ability. Reasonable adjustments may be necessary to ensure that as many people as possible can access an organisations services.

The Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (ahead) provides useful guidance on their website on ways to create documents that are more accessible to users with disabilities.

Listed below is some of the guidance topics focusing on; word documents, pdfs, PowerPoint presentations and webpages.

For example, when creating an accessible word document:

When creating an accessible pdf:

When creating an accessible PowerPoint presentation:

When creating an accessible webpage:

For further details on creating accessible documents click here.

Alternatively, if you need further information on how to ensure your organisation can provide accessible documents for all, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on 01-4151285 or e-mail [email protected].