WR 121 Erwert Fall 2023: Accessible design

Universal design and accessible formatting

Universal design is the process for making documents and other accessible to a wide range of people, including those with disabilities. Writers use universal design when they are aware of the barriers that some users might encounter when accessing a document, and design their documents to eliminate those barriers. Designing for accessibility is widely recognized to improve the usability of documents and other items for everyone. 

Learn more from PCC's  Accessible Ed and Disabilities Resources page on Universal Design


Accessible headings (3 minutes)

Accessible lists (4 minutes)

Basics of Accessible Formatting

There are some fundamental formatting techniques that are simple to do and make a huge difference for your audience. Take a moment to learn about what they are and why they are important. See PCC's webpage  Basics of Accessible Formatting

image of tabs with different aspects of accessibility

Accessibility in Word and other other Microsoft tools

Google docs