Accessibility has become an increasingly important topic in web design and development.
An enormous effort has been made into making the Towson website accessible and compliant
with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act. Below are various self-help documents
dealing with making content accessible for publishing to the web.
Accessibility: Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
This quick reference guide will step you through how to make a Word document PDF accessible.
Topics include alt text, headers, styles, images, objects, text box and caption wrapping,
tables and hyperlinks.
Accessibility: Creating Accessible PDFs Using Word (PDF)
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that federal agencies’ electronic and
information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. Towson University
is committed to aligning documentation to the same standards set for the Federal Government.
In this self-help document, you will learn how to take create accessible PDFs using
Accessibility: Microsoft Word Accessibility Checklist (PDF)
This checklist is a guide for making a Word document accessible, in preparation for
converting it into an accessible PDF document.
Accessibility: Evaluating Accessibility Reports (PDF)
All website owners will receive a website accessibility report via email on a quarterly
basis. This report will highlight any accessibility issues with the content on sites
they are responsible for. This self-help document will step you through how to interpret
the results of the report and to fix some of the more common accessibility issues
found on websites.
Closed Captioning: Style Guide (PDF)
This document defines the rules of closed captioning as designated by the Described
and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education
and administered by the National Association for the Deaf.