Section 508 Accessibility
New Leveraging Briefs Series on Attract, Prepare, Retain Available Now!
The new leverage briefs are the culmination of OSEP’s Attract, Prepare, Retain: Effective Personnel for All Initiative and highlight 13 leverage points covering strategies recognized by various stakeholders as essential to addressing critical shortages in the special education workforce.
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.