GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Resources to Create Accessible Documents

Tools, Guidance, and Resources

Making Files Accessible by HHS. Includes PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office 2010, HTML, and multimedia files. Includes instructions, videos, and HHS Section 508 Accessibility checklists

Making Documents Section 508 Compliant by CMS. Includes PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HTML. Also includes tips for Microsoft Accessibility Checker and Outlook

ED Accessibility Requirements for Electronic Documents- Includes requirements and checklists for MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF.

See Agency Shared Guidance for other resources from agencies.

Making Accessible PDF

Adobe accessibility - by Adobe
How to Create Accessible PDFs using Adobe Acrobat - by California State University
How do I create accessible PDF documents? - by California State University

Making Accessible Word Documents

Accessibility Best Practices Library: Creating Accessible Word 2010 Documents - by Accessibility Electronic Document Community of Practice (AED COP)
Creating accessible Word documents - by Microsoft
Creating Accessible Word Documents - by Michigan State University
Best practices for Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents - by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Section 508 blog

Updated Guidance on Creating 508 Compliant IT Solicitations
We just updated the guidance document...make sure that your solicitations documents are fully accessible.