An accessible format is one which can be read by 'assistive' or 'enabling' technologies (screen reader programs, screen magnification programs and voice input programs). An accessible document is one where information is accessible (i.e. searchable, selectable and screen readable). It is worth noting that most students with most impairments will need no extra provision if departments routinely provide information in a timely and accessible electronic format.
Basic principles of accessible digital content
The following simple steps will help to maximise your impact by maximising your audience. The basic principles are the same for the main content creation platforms.