Section 508 Accessibility
Three-Part Webinar Series on Continuity of Learning during COVID-19
OSEP hosted a three-part webinar series on Continuity of Learning and Return to School during COVID-19. This series showcased ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP partners to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning. Please access the Continuity of Learning Webpage where you will find the archived webinars, featured resources, and additional tools and information to help educators, parents and families, and related service providers provide for the needs of students with disabilities during the pandemic.
If you'd like to know whether your website, media or literature meets the Federal Government's standards for accessibility, you can review these sources below for guidance:
Checklists and Guidance for Assessing Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Documents
- Word document layout and formatting requirements. Download Word Checklist.
- PowerPoint document instructional information for ensuring your media is 508 compliant. Download Guidance.
- Checklist for assessing elements in Excel documents. Download Excel Checklist.
Guidelines and Resources for Developing 508 Compliant PDFs, Websites, and other Media
NetCentric has developed a guidance document listing accessibility requirements as determined by the Federal Government and additional resources for where to learn more.
Guidance on creating accessible documents for various document types including:Adobe Acrobat,Google Docs and Word.
Tutorials on optimizing content for screen reader compatibility.
Tutorials on creating alternative text for website images.
Information about website development standards as they relate to accessibility.