This recording of the Creating Accessible Documents webinar guides you through how to make an accessible Word document, including accessible tables, images, and document structure. The webinar includes demonstrations and examples of how you can start creating accessible documents.
The slides for the Creating Accessible Documents webinar are now available. Learn more about how to accessibly format your Word documents by using Styles.
Creator: Accessible Social Date Updated: March 28, 2022 Accessible Social is a free resource to help guide creating and learning about creating accessible social media. LIbraries can use this resource to help make their marketing and communications more accessible for all patrons. Quick Facts Why should you make your social media posts accessible? Your marketingRead more about Accessible Social[…]
Creator: Toronto Public Library Date Updated: March 28, 2022 The Toronto Public Library (TPL) presents a Social Story to help children become familiar with their library. Social Stories are learning tools for children that describe different experiences and situations they will encounter when visiting their public library. TPL suggests that parents or teachers read thisRead more about Social Story: Ready for Reading[…]
Creator: Hootsuite Date Updated: August 19, 2022 The Hootsuite Blog presents guidelines to make your social media posts accessible. Making sure that your social media is accessible will create an inclusive environment and reach a larger audience. Quick Facts The inclusive design increases the number of people who can access your social media. Making itRead more about Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels[…]
Creator: Microsoft Date Updated: March 21, 2022 Microsoft provides guidelines for creating accessible Word documents, including instructions and general best practices. This resource provides support for creating accessible Word documents in Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and the web version of Microsoft Word. Quick Facts One of the main guidelines in this document is to useRead more about Make your Word Documents Accessible to People with Disabilities[…]
Are you interested in learning more about the AccessibleLibraries.ca website? This video tour guides you through the site and points out useful features for public library staff.
Creator: Accessible Publishing Date Updated: February 17, 2022 AccessiblePublishing.ca, a website developed by the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS), presents information and resources to help publishers, libraries, and other organizations create and provide access to accessible eBooks. The resources are targeted towards the publishing field. Still, libraries and library staff can only benefitRead more about Guide to Image Descriptions[…]
Creator: Accessible Libraries Date Updated: January 19, 2022 Hello and welcome! To get you started on your accessibility journey, we’ve summarized information from the Accessibility 101 webinar. The fact and links below will help you establish foundational knowledge that you can build on. General Tips There are many different types of disabilities that present inRead more about Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries[…]
Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: January 19, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides informational YouTube videos about the accessible content they provide their patrons. This video describes the different accessible book formats CELA offers. Quick Facts An accessible book is a book that has features which makes reading possibleRead more about What is an accessible book?[…]
Creator: World Wide Web Consortium Date Updated: January 19, 2022 The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Recommendations that were developed by Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) using the W3C Process. WCAG are the standards for digital accessibility and should be consulted throughout development and maintaining digital technologies. Quick Facts TheRead more about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Quick Reference[…]
Creators: Braille Literacy Canada, Canadian Council of the Blind, CNIB Foundation, Centre for Equitable Library Access, National Network for Equitable Library Service, and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired. Date Updated: January 12, 2022 This webinar is presented by Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the CNIB Foundation,Read more about Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond[…]
Creator: National Disability Authority Date Updated: August 23, 2022 The National Disability Authority (NDA) is an Irish organization that works with the Irish Government on policy and practices relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities. The NDA promotes universal design and provides the 7 Principles of Universal Design to help ensure buildings, spaces, information,Read more about The 7 Principles of Universal Design[…]
Creator: A11Y Project Date Updated: August 19, 2022 This website provides a WCAG compliance checklist that you can use to evaluate your digital content and a very comprehensive list of resources relevant to digital accessibility. This is one of the broader resource lists available online, and they do a great job breaking them down intoRead more about A11Y Project[…]
Creator: Registered Graphic Designers Date Updated: October 21, 2022 This is a robust handbook that contains information, guidelines, education, and tools that are meant to improve the accessibility of digital and print media. The Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) assembled the handbook in collaboration with the Government of Ontario. It also broadly covers digital media andRead more about Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design[…]
Creator: Scott O’Hara Date Updated: October 21, 2021 Accessibility interview questions list potential job interview questions meant to gauge someone’s understanding of digital accessibility. Quick Facts This resource suggests that you do not ask about specific facts and figures when interviewing job candidates. For example, please state verbatim the WCAG guideline 2.3 (FYI, it isRead more about Accessibility Interview Questions[…]
Creator: Parliament of Canada Date Updated: October 21, 2022 This is a digital version of the Canadian legislation that applies to accessibility in public spaces. It is relatively dense and technical but should be a document any Library Director or manager has on hand. It is one of the few pieces of Canadian legislation thatRead more about Bill C-81: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada[…]
Creator: Neil Squire Society Date Updated: October 21, 2021 Neils Squire Society is a comprehensive website that offers various services such as accessibility auditing, website and product testing, a service to help businesses develop an accessibility plan, an assistive technology help desk to assist users with their devices, and more. Quick Facts The Neil SquireRead more about Neil Squire Society[…]
Creator: Ontario Council of University Libraries Date Updated: October 21, 2021 This is an in-depth Toolkit that broadly covers accessibility as it applies to libraries. Initially, it was intended for the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). Still, the toolkit itself mentions that it is meant to be “considered in the context of each institutionRead more about Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries[…]
Creator: PowerED Date Updated: October 21, 2022 This course has been developed for many professionals interested in expanding their practical understanding of accessibility. Upon completion of Accessible Spaces 101, a digital badge is awarded that can be saved and shared. Quick Facts Many Canadians have experienced a permanent or temporary disability. Making sure all spacesRead more about Accessible Spaces 101[…]