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It is important to make sure that your documents are accessible to as many people as possible. For FHWA and other publications funded through the U.S.Government, Section 508 compliance is required. In addition, there are an increasing number of lawsuits being filed against entities that post documents that are not accessible.

For tutorials, checklists, and guidelines, see https://www.section508.gov/content/build/create-accessible-documents.

Tips

  • 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.

Graphs

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.

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