About this Page
We make strides every week to increase accessibility in the services we offer to all our faculty, staff, and students. Although we are currently creating closed captioning for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, we have already made all courses, documents owned by HBFGSAS, and our support site visually accessible in 2018. Since our courses are constantly evolving, we need to make sure that all updated materials are also visually accessible.
What does it mean to be visually accessible? Well, students who need visual accommodations use a screen-reader to have access to the content. The screen-reader verbally describes pictures, table aesthetics, and the hierarchy of headings. It is up to us to provide those descriptions. The compiled resources on this page will help faculty and staff learn how to make documents visually accessible.
On this page, you will have access to
a video describing how to make documents visually accessible
a tutorial on how to access the Word Accessibility Checker Tool
tutorials for common errors and warnings
Making Documents Accessible Overview
The Accessibility Checker is a feature in Word that identifies visual accessibility issues (errors and warnings) in a document. Warning are issues that could hinder the capability of the screen reader. Errors are issues that definitely hinder accessibility. The accessibility checker will also explain why the issues need to be fixed and how to fix it.
The tutorials below show how to access the Accessibility Checker tool, the most common errors, and most common warnings you'll encounter when making a document accessible.