IT Accessibility Knowledge Base
Welcome to the Office of Information Technology’s IT Accessibility Knowledge Base! There is a wealth of accessible digital design support online for specific environments like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, or our own Enterprise CMS. Our goal here in the IT Accessibility Knowledge Base is to provide an in-depth overview of the overarching accessibility concepts that you must consider in any digital environment in order to generate content and experiences that are accessible to people with disabilities.
Ultimately, you digital content will be most accessible if you design with the World Wide Consortium’s full WCAG 2 checklist at hand. WebAIM, or Web Accessibility in Mind, has created a simplified WCAG 2 checklist that may be easier to digest. But at the very least, you should begin with a simple checklist like the following:
Color and Typography
Color Use and Contrast
Font Type and Size
Use of Empty Space
Structure and Navigation
Media and Non-HTML Content
Alternative Text for Images
Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Description for Videos
Accessible Design for PDFs, PPTs, etc.