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    Effective Communication

    This section provides general information on effective communications for students with disabilities in public elementary and secondary schools.

    Frequently Asked Questions on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schoolspdf icon

    Making Web Content, Educational Information Technology and Documents Accessible

    This section provides resources to assist those who are managing web content or producing instructional documents to ensure accessibility.

    Seattle Public Schools' Frequently Asked Questions about Web and Technology Accessibility

    Accessibility quick reference document (QRD)

    General Information on Accessibility

    OSPI Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

    Department of Justice Accessible Technology Guidelines

    Web Accessibility

    WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

    Introduction to Web Accessibility

    Check Web Page Accessibility

    Web Accessibility 101: Web Headings for Screen Readers by SSB Bart Group

    Effective Color Contrast by SSB Bart Group

    Guidelines for "alt text" in HTML

    Document and Multimedia Accessibility

    Adobe Training on Accessible Documents

    Creating Accessible Documents in Acrobat Pro DC

    Creating Accessible PDF documents Contains instructions for making scanned documents accessible

    Creating Accessible PDF Documents Contains instructions for Acrobat Pro 11

    Accessible PDF Best Practices  This document gives best practices for Section 508 accessibility

    Creating Accessible Office files

    Creating Accessible Word Documents

    Creating Accessible Excel documents

    Creating Accessible Power Point presentations

    Creating Accessible Videos and Multimedia products

    Creating Accessible PDFs from Word 2016 for Mac

    Creating Accessible PDFs in Office 20106

    Assistive Technology

    Accessible Technology at the UW

    Assistive Technology 101's Guide to Assistive and Adaptive Technologies

    Special Education Technology Center at Central Washington University

    NVDA Free Screen Reader

    Learn how to use NVDA Screen Reader
    Windows Screen Magnifier 

    Free Screen Magnifier Software for All Platforms

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    Updated: 5/4/2016