Getting Started Creating Accessible EIT
It’s important to start thinking now about creating accessibility in electronic and information technology (EIT), rather than wait until an urgent need arises. Often, however, knowing exactly where to begin the process is unclear. To help, we’ve created a series of guides to making EIT—including documents and websites—accessible.
- What, specifically, is EIT?
- Suggestions for prioritizing your work
- Best practices in making EIT accessible
Implementing the best practices:
- Check Your EIT for Non-Mouse Navigability
- Check Your EIT with a Screen Reader
- Provide Useful Alternative Text Descriptions and Captioning
- Make Your EIT Distinguishable
- Starter Guide for Website Builders
Tool to help create accessible documents: The University also has a license to SensusAccess, a tool which can help convert existing documents into a variety of accessible formats, including Braille output. It can be used in conjunction with the checklist to convert a document into a variety of formats, but cannot make a document accessible if it does not follow the checklist.
SensusAccess Power Point: New Methods to Support Students and Faculty who Need Alternate Formats: SensusAccess US June 2014 (en)