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Distribute Accessible Documents

Now that you have an accessible document, you can distribute it to your readers. Even though you’ve taken care to ensure it’s accessible, depending on the type of content in your document there may still be barriers for users.

For example, users with disabilities may require additional tools or technology to fully access, navigate, and read the content. Users on mobile devices may not have the same reading experience as users on desktops.

For these reasons, and to create a more equitable reading experience for all users, we recommend creating an accessible web alternative version as well.

Shifting from Print to Digital

In the video Shifting from Print to Digital, you’ll learn five steps to create more accessible digital content using the tips in this guide and Boise State’s WordPress theme.

Clear Formatting then Copy + Paste

One way to quickly create a web version of your content is to clear the formatting from your document (or first create a copy of your document before you clear formatting) then paste your content into you WordPress.

Clearing the formatting before you copy ensures that no additional styling comes over with your content. Then you can use the styles available in WordPress to add similar style tags to your content.

You can include a link to your accessible document as well to give your readers the option to view in that format.

Additional benefits of having a web version of your content is that it’s easier for Search Engines to index and find your content and you can more easily share the web version on social media or in an email.

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