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Student Disability Resource Center

Document Accessibility

Instructors use a variety of document formats to present classroom materials. Make your materials more accessible for your students by following some simple guidelines.

Large Print Basics

From size of type to which fonts are best for people with visual impairments, follow these guidelines when creating a document or web page.

Large Print guidelines [docx]
Large print sample document [pdf]

Microsoft Word

Learn how to make content in Microsoft Word accessible. Instructions include versions of Word dating back to Word 2000.

Microsoft Word Accessibility guidelines [docx]
Microsoft Word class syllabus example [docx]


Learn how to make Microsoft PowerPoint files accessible for your students.

PowerPoint Accessibility guidelines [docx]

PDF Accessibility

Learn ways to create accessible Adobe PDFs. You will also be shown how to best convert Word documents to PDF. Though PDF files can be made accessible, it is best to post a Word document version of the file alongside the PDF whenever possible. A Word document is more usable and reliable than a PDF document when read by a screen reader.

PDF Accessibility guidelines [docx]

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