Making our documents more accessible – everyone can help

UF/IFAS’ plays a critical role in bringing science-based information to the people of Florida and we need to make every effort to ensure our audiences can access this information. Accessibility is not only a goal, it’s also the law. Fortunately, we have more tools than ever to make our documents and outreach items accessible, we just need to learn to use them (me included).


The UF Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) now offers self-paced, online workshops to help you learn how to create accessible content using programs you already use every day, including Word and PowerPoint, as well as PDFs and videos. The courses are available to faculty and staff, cover different types of accessibility needs and suggestions for making digital content more accessible. To register, visit


As a reminder, when you work with the ICS design team for your materials, every item they create will be digitally accessible for screen reading devices. This designed right into the document so you can be confident in the materials you receive from UF/IFAS Communications.

Need some design support? Submit a request in Workfront and we’ll get started.

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“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw


Chris Vivian
Posted: July 13, 2022

Category: Blog Community, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Communications
Tags: #accessibility, #ADA, Training

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