General guidelines

General guidelines for accessible documents

Each of these guidelines is crucial to create a document with a base level of accessibility:

These core guidelines for accessibility should be applied to all documents, regardless of the authoring tool or software. However, individual applications of these guidelines to each document may vary based on the authoring tool used.

Dealing with complex documents or content

Some content can present unique challenges during the process to achieve full accessibility.

If you encounter specific issues creating accessible documents that are not covered here, visit the Getting help page for different groups that can provide support.