Electronic Documents: Syllabi, Handouts and Articles
Printed and scanned documents can pose a problem for students with various disabilities who need them in alternate formats. Since the conversion process can be time-consuming, advanced planning is critical to a student's success for accessing material at the same time as everyone.
Provide a document that is readable to screenreading technology.
Tip: If tempted to scan a document or provide a last-minute handout, consider a way to disseminate the text electronically.
What does an accessible document look like?
How do I check my documents for accessibility? Start with the following resources.
Checklists: Adobe Acrobat (Word document), Microsoft Word (Word document), Microsoft PowerPoint (Word document)
How do I remediate my documents for accessibility?
Self-guided training resources: Tutorials, Quick Guides
Consult an ACCESS Support Team specialist in the DPRC or a trained specialist in your department to discuss how to create an accessible syllabus.