Accessible content writing starter kit

  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Feb 2013
  • Access: Free

Does your job involve working with content? Do you need to ensure accessible digital communications?

We've put together this accessible content writing starter kit with free tools and resources to help you create content that complies with international web accessibility standards.

Whether you're working with Word documents or web content, concerned about alt text and meaningful links, or want to check your content to see how it works with a screen reader, we've got you covered.

This kit is just an introduction to the techniques you need to make your content accessible, so if you work with content — take a look at the on-site training and workshops we offer to improve your Word and PDF accessibility. and sign up today! This practical hands-on workshop will have you creating accessible web content and documents as soon you return to work.

Content author requirements

On websites, content provides a big chunk of what makes your site successful. Whether you are in charge of writing, producing videos or commissioning others to produce content on your site, the accessibility of your content should always be a priority.

Content management process

Web content is dynamic and increasingly convergent. Creating web content that is accessible and complies with WCAG 2.0 is a process that involves the collaborative efforts of a web developer, designer and content author.

A complete guide to web accessibility for content authors

A practical premium resource for content authors that shows you how to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA. Each topic explains what you need to do, why you need to do it and how to do it in easy-to-understand language. When you subscribe, you're able to engage with our specialists online to ask all your content questions.

Five ways to improve the accessibility of your content

How content is presented has a direct impact on the accessibility of a website.

Accessible Word documents

Creating Word documents that can be read by people of all abilities is just as important as creating accessible web content.

Useful accessibility tools

Six free, web accessibility tools to help you create a web without limits.

NVDA screen reader keyboard overlays

These keyboard command overlays for your laptop and desktop help familiarise testers with NVDA screen reader functionality.

Planning for accessibility

Start planning for accessibility from the outset of the process.

Choosing standards and guidelines

Learn about the different standards and guidelines from the W3C to make an informed decision when choosing them for your project.

Web Accessibility WCAG 2.0 Level A Primer

The Web Accessibility WCAG 2.0 Level A Primer will help you prioritise the steps you can take in your accessibility projects and match them up with resourcing and budgets.