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Document Accessibility Standards

Creating Accessible Documents

Accessible documents ensure that everyone receives the same information, including persons using assistive technology (AT).

The Document Accessibility Standards apply to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents. Standards that apply to only one document type are listed below in the General Document standards. This document can be used as a resource document for Ferris State University (FSU) employees and external entities.

Document Accessibility Standards are based on the requirements specified in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA) developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

The Staff Center for Training & Development provides training to FSU personnel on creating accessible documents, as well as creating accessible Word and PDF files and forms. Check with the calendar of events and training webpage for class schedules and availability.