Need to check the material you’ve created for accessibility?
Learn how to use various accessibility checkers by visiting the “Checking for Accessibility” page.
You can also download accessibility checklists:
Follow these how-to guides to make sure your multimedia, presentations, websites, and forms are accessible to everyone. To view any of the Google Slides tutorials larger, click the full-size icon ( ) underneath each embedded presentation. You can use the arrows and play buttons ( ) or pause button ( ) to proceed at your own pace.
Creating Accessible PowerPoints
Get step-by-step instructions on how to create PowerPoint presentations that are accessible to everyone. PowerPoint is the tool most commonly used for creating presentations, and it has many features that will make your presentation accessible to all users.
All users will benefit from accessible PowerPoint presentations; but users with visual, auditory, or mobility disabilities will specifically benefit.
To access this presentation as a PDF, download “Creating Accessible PowerPoints” and open it in Adobe Acrobat.
Creating Accessible Google Slides
Get instructions on how to create Google Slides presentations that are accessible to everyone. Learn about key accessibility issues and how to address them in your presentation so all users can access your content.
All users will benefit from accessible Google Slides presentations, but users with visual, auditory, or mobility disabilities will specifically benefit.
To access this presentation as a PDF, download “Creating Accessible Google Slides” and open it in Adobe Acrobat.
Creating Accessible Keynote Presentations
Learn how to make your Keynote presentations as accessible as possible by using pre-designed themes; formatting master slides and styles; adding alt text to images, charts and graphs; and creating unique titles for each slide.
Why is it important?
Accessible presentations are about ensuring readability, usability, and navigability for everyone. The right delivery will ensure participants gain the most possible out of the presentation.
Viewers who use a screen reader and those with mobility impairment will benefit the most from an accessible Keynote presentation. However, a presentation’s accessibility can also benefit hearing-impaired users and those with vision impairments, such as color blindness, that don’t require a screen reader.
To access this presentation as a PDF, download “Creating Accessible Keynote Presentations” and open it in Adobe Acrobat.
Creating Accessible HTML and Google Forms
Learn to create digital forms that all people can use by checking for instructions, cues, required form field settings, formatting requirements, and form navigation.
Why is it important?
Without accessible forms, some users may be too frustrated or confused to complete the form or may fill it out incorrectly.
Everyone benefits from a clear, well-designed, organized, functional form. Having clear instructions, logical navigation between fields, and cues for required items helps avoid frustration and extra effort for everyone.
Creating Forms Using a Web-based App
Using a web-based app is a quick and easy way to create forms. This option allows you to be creative and have control over your form without performing some of the technical, behind-the-scenes work that makes the form function properly. You do not have to be a web developer to use a web-based app to create your form.
Google Forms is likely to be the quickest and most user-friendly option compared to other web-based apps for forms. Google Forms’ primary purpose is to collect and review data; they are most often used for surveys, quizzes, registrations, ticketing/request forms, evaluations, etc. Google includes step-by-step instructions for creating forms: Get Started with Google Forms or How to Use Google Forms.
For the most part, Google Forms is accessible by screen reader and by keyboard only (all question types are accessible). However, if you insert images, audio, and/or video media, be sure to follow the accessibility requirements for each of these (e.g., alt text for images, captioning for audio/video media).
Creating Forms Using HTML Markup
If you need to create a form directly on a webpage, you’ll need to use HTML markup. At UNCG, HTML forms are most commonly seen in Canvas and WordPress pages. To be sure your HTML form is accessible to everyone, you must include several steps in your form design, as shown in the Creating Accessible HTML Forms presentation.
To access this presentation as a PDF, download “Creating Accessible HTML Forms” and open it in Adobe Acrobat.
Creating Accessible Qualtrics Forms
Qualtrics is another option for creating forms. Like Google Forms, Qualtrics also collects and reviews data, and it also has many useful reporting features. While a bit more complicated to use compared to Google Forms, Qualtrics has advanced questions, analysis, and reporting features that Google Forms does not. Qualtrics can be used for surveys, registrations, quizzes, evaluations, ticketing/request forms, etc. To be fully accessible to all users, several steps must be incorporated in the design of your Qualtrics form, as explained in the Creating Accessible Qualtrics Forms presentation.
To access this presentation as a PDF, download “Creating Accessible Qualtrics Forms” and open it in Adobe Acrobat.