Accessible course content makes it easier for everyone to read and access your materials and can help improve overall quality and usability. There are many low-effort adjustments you can make to start creating more accessible content.
- Use a font size of at least 12px.
- Have sufficient contrast between text and background.
Use a tool like the Colour Contrast Analyser from The Paciello Group to check the contrast of your text.
- Use proper heading styles.
- Use a logical heading structure.
- Add alternative descriptions to images that convey the full meaning of the image.
- Use tables for tabular data only.
- Ensure that all tables have column headers.
- Use built-in list functionality for all lists.
- Ensure that all links have text that describes the target.
- Use built-in PowerPoint slide templates.
- Don’t use scanned PDFs.
- Ensure that all PDFs are tagged.
Want more detail? Jump to the detailed accessibility checklist.