Website Accessibility Resources

The following is a list of resources and step-by-step instructions to help employees create accessible content and documents to be posted on the Olympia School District website. We will continue to update this list as more step-by-step instructions and helpful tips become available.

Sources Include


WebAIM: Web Accessibility In Mind

NCDAE: The National Center on Disability and Access to Education


General Articles on Accessibility

Creating Accessible Electronic Content NCDAE

Instructions for Creating Accessible Content in Specific Programs



Make Your Document Accessible


Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office

Word 2010

Word 2010 (Windows) WebAIM

Word 2011

Word 2011 (Mac) NCDEA

Word 2011 (Mac) WebAIM

Word 2013

Word 2013 (Windows) NCDAE

Word 2013 (Windows) WebAIM

Word 2016

Word 2016 (Windows) WebAIM

Word 2016 (Mac) WebAIM


PowerPoint 2007/2010 (Windows) NCDAE

PowerPoint 2011 (Mac) NCDAE

PowerPoint 2013 (Windows) NCDAE


Excel 2010/2013 (Windows) and 2011 (Mac) NCDAE

Converting to a PDF: specific programs

Word 2007/2010 NCDAE

Google Doc (Use "grackle Docs" accessibiilty checker, which has an option to save as PDF)

Alternative Text for Images (Alt Text)

Alternative text presents the "content and function" of an image. If you had to remove the image, what text would you put its place?
Alternative Text Basics WebAIM


Questions about making accessible documents may be directed to the Communications and Community Relations Department at Ext. 6103. For specific questions about how to use a software program such as the Google Suite, contact the Technology Help Desk at Ext. 6172.