Helpful Tools

ADA Compliance Page Checker
If you need to check your page to see if it’s compliant, go to https://achecker.ca/checker/index.php - This will not read attached files (doc, pdf, ppt).

Color Contrast Checker:
Use this to see if the foreground and background colors have enough contrast for those with visual disabilities to accurately see. https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ 

WCAG 2.0 AAA websites requires a contrast ratio of at least 7:1 for normal text and 4.5:1 for large text. (Large text is 12pt/16px or bigger.)

Adding Alt Text (& Long Descr.) to Images:
For a tutorial, click link: http://www.isd518.net/add-alt-text-to-images

PDF Accessibility (Adobe):
If you need to upload a .pdf to the website, this link will take you to Adobe’s help page and will show you how to go through the document to make sure it’s compliant. https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html 

Word Doc Accessibility (Microsoft):
If you need to upload a .doc file to the website, this link will take you to Microsoft’s help page and will show you how to make the document compliant. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/make-your-word-documents-accessible-d9bf3683-87ac-47ea-b91a-78dcacb3c66d

Link to convert .doc to accessible .pdf file: https://webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/converting

Publisher Accessibility (Microsoft):
Publisher projects will need to be saved as a .pdf before uploaded to the website. This link gives you an overview of how to make sure the file will be accessible: https://webaccess.msu.edu/Tutorials/publisher.html

PowerPoint Accessibility (Microsoft):
It’s highly recommended that you convert the .ppt file into a .pdf. This link will give you all the information needed to make your PowerPoint ADA compliant: https://www.dor.ca.gov/disabilityaccessinfo/das-docs/7-steps-2-create-accessible-powerpoint-slideshow.pdf

YouTube Video Closed Captioning / Transcript:
All YouTube videos need to include closed captioning or an accessible transcript for those https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796?hl=en

Canva Images:
If you add a  Canva image with text to your web page, you’ll need to add alt text (possible long description) to the image and then post the image’s text below it in a text box. You can also save the image as a .pdf and then run that file through the .pdf accessibility checker (see .PDF Accessibility above).