The steps outlined here can guide the creation of inclusive electronic documents by building proficiency over time. Begin by incorporating one of the more basic “emerging” steps into your workflow. Once you are comfortable with that step, add another. The most important steps are included in “emerging,” so begin there. You can find tutorials throughout this website on how to complete the steps.

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Level 2: Developing

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  • Choose a theme with sufficient color contrast, including on hyperlinks
  • Provide alternative text for images, charts

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  • Make links descriptive
  • Designate a header rows for tables

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  • Good Color Contrast
  • PDFs converted from other documents have tags

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  • Provide text transcripts for audio and video

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  • Provide Alternative text for images
  • Designate a header row for tables

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Level 3: Proficient

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  • Adjust the reading order of slides

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  • Good Color contrast
  • Provide Alternative text for images, charts, graphs

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  • Add tags to scanned PDFs
  • Adjust the reading order of tags (both scanned & converted)
  • Provide alt text for images, charts, graphs
  • Designate a header row for tables

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  • Provide transcripts for download
  • Provide transcripts with audio description
  • Use a video player that can be controlled using mouse, keyboard, screen reader

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  • Good Color contrast

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Level 4: Advanced

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  • Run accessibility checker & resolve all issues

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  • Run accessibility checker & resolve all issues

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  • Tags are correctly labeled (headings)
  • Forms have descriptive field labels
  • Form field tab order is logical
  • Accessibility Action Wizard has been run and issues have been remedied

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  • Provide audio description within video
  • Use a video player that allows searching & navigation, displays interactive transcripts alongside video

Proficient +

  • Run WAVE tool on web pages & resolve all errors; manually check and resolve alerts as needed
  • Run UDOIT tool in Canvas courses & resolve issues