WAVE Web Accessibility Tool for Web Pages
Paste the web address of your page here, and you'll be able to see exactly what accessibility issues it may have.
Adobe Acrobat Pro for PDFs
Use this guide to check your PDFs for accessibility and fix any issues that come up.
Start With a Template
Download this Word template to get a head start creating accessible PDFs.
Color Contrast Checker
WebAim widget helps make sure that colored type and backgrounds have a contrast ratio high enough to be read by people with vision issues.
Learn More About Accessibility
WebAIM's Introduction to Website Accessibility
WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University has created an excellent website with many valuable resources on making electronic resources accessible to people with disabilities. At a minimum, please take the time to read the introductory page linked above.
Accessibility Tips for Web Design
If you are responsible for updating content on CMC's websites, you must familiarize yourself with at least the "Beginner Topics" sections on this page.
An online guide with clear explanations – at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels – about issues with creating ADA compliant pages.
WebAIM's Guide to Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word
A comprehensive online guide to using Microsoft Word to create accessible PDFs.
Recommended Videos on Lynda.com
If you're more of a visual learner, watch this series of recommended videos on how to create accessible PDFs using Word and Acrobat Pro.