An accessible document is any document that has been created to be easily read by sighted, low-vision, or non-sighted readers using adaptive technologies. At the Children and Youth Planning table, we want to be sure that all the resources and information we share can be accessed by anyone, regardless of their ability. We require all information shared through Children and Youth Planning Table Communications to be accessible. Ensuring that all documents created and shared are accessible also ensures the content within the document is being conveyed in the intended manner to the reader. Non-accessible documents run the risk of being interpreted by adaptive technology out of order and/or without important graphic information – leaving the reader confused or missing information.
We have created a guide that provides basic tips for creating accessible word documents and PDFs.