Accessibility of Office Documents and Office Applications
This site can help you create accessible office documents and choose accessible office applications for your organization. The guidance is based primarily on WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 1.0. For more details, see background information.
Authoring Techniques for Accessible Office Documents
Word Processing Applications:
- Word 2010 Guide
- Word 2010 Guide w/Video
- Excel 2010 Guide
- Excel 2010 Guide w/Video
- Power point 2010 Guide
- Power point 2010 Guide w/Video
PDF Production Applications:
- Acrobat Pro Guide
- Acrobat Pro Guide w/Video
Overview and Assessment Framework
The Overview provides a high-level introduction to the project and the relationship between the different documents that are part of the ADOD Project. The Assessment Framework provides a low-level mechanism for assessing the accessibility of office documents, office document formats and office applications based on WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 1.0:
Office Application Accessibility Reviews
While information about how to create accessible office documents currently exists on a range of web sites, the information can be incomplete, vendor-biased or specific to only a single office application. Governments, public sector organizations, and service organization that wish to comply with accessibility requirements, have expressed the need for centralized guidance for creating accessible office documents.
- users of office applications
- purchasers of office applications
- office applications/document format policy-makers
- accessibility specialists
- people with disabilities in any of the preceding categories
In early October 2010, a public invitation to review and comment on the documents developed for the Accessible Digital Office Documents Project was issued. By the end of October we had received feedback from 11 contributors, encompassing accessibility experts, organizations and office application developers. Thank you to everyone who contributed feedback!
Jutta Treviranus (Principal Investigator), Jan Richards, Sabrina Ruplall, Vellicia Christanto.
Modification provided by Nipissing University's Office of Learning Integrations and Training in the Winter of 2013
This project has been developed by the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University as part of an EnAbling Change Partnership project with the Government of Ontario and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Accessible Digital Office Documents (ADOD) Project by Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Modfied under creative commons;
All videos produced by Nipissing University, Learning Integrations and Training group
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