Website Accessibility Resources

The following is a list of resources and step-by-step instructions to help employees create accessible content and documents to be posted on the Olympia School District website. We will continue to update this list as more step-by-step instructions and helpful tips become available.

Sources Include

WebAIM: Web Accessibility In Mind

NCDAE: The National Center on Disability and Access to Education


General Articles on Accessibility

Creating Accessible Electronic Content


Instructions for Creating Accessible Content in Specific Programs


Adobe Acrobat

Make your PDF Accessible


Google Docs

Make Your Document Accessible


Google Slides

Make Your Presentation Accessible


Microsoft Word

Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word 


Microsoft PowerPoint

Make Your Presentation Accessible



Excel 2010/2013 (Windows) and 2011 (Mac)



Increasing the Accuracy of Automatically Generated Captions

Publishing to the Web

Alternative Text for Images (Alt Text)

Alternative text presents the "content and function" of an image. If you had to remove the image, what text would you put its place?

Questions about making accessible documents may be directed to the Communications and Community Relations Department at Ext. 6103. For specific questions about how to use a software program such as the Google Suite, contact the Technology Help Desk at Ext. 6172.