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  • Use the accessibility tools built into MS Office and other products that you use to create documents.
  • "Print to PDF" will strip out all accessibility tags; instead, use "Export" or "Save As PDF."
  • Graphics must include alt text that screen readers can use to describe the content.
  • Color contrast between background and text must be compliant to WCAG AA standards, at a minimum. See A11y Color Palette, WebAIM Color Contrast Checker, WCAG Colour Contrast Checker.


Make sure that graphs and other images do not rely solely on color to convey information. If necessary, use online tools such as Coblis or Sim Daltonism to test your images.