Creating Accessible Documents


SensusAccess is a self-service web application that converts documents from text or image-based files into accessible formats, such as searchable PDFs, audio & talking books, Braille, or ebooks. 

SensusAccess is available to current Wesleyan students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Creating Accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDFs

The core steps needed for accessibility are the same regardless of whether your document is in HTML, Microsoft Word, PDF, or another document format:

  • Use headings in order
  • Use lists
  • Add alternate text to images
  • Identify meta data including language, author, title...
  • Use tables correctly

For more detailed instructions for particular document formats, select one of the following topics: