Resources

This page features resources for creating, developing, and testing accessible information and communications technology (ICT) content.

Accessibility Policy Documents

Documents and Forms

PDF

Online training about PDFs can be found our Training page.

PDF Remediation: Complex Tables with Spanning Headers

This tutorial focuses on remediating complex tables with spanning headers in PDFs. The tutorial is available below as a single document and as part of a ZIP file with before-and-after example files that can be used for practicing the skills.

Microsoft

Office

Word

Online training about Microsoft Word can be found our Training page.

HHS Reports Tab for Microsoft Word

The HHS Reports Tab optimizes Microsoft Word so that the tools people use when creating reports are easier to find. These tools can also help you create accessible reports.

Other Resources for Word

PowerPoint

Online training about Microsoft PowerPoint can be found our Training page.

Excel

Online training about Microsoft Excel can be found our Training page.

eLearning Development

Captivate

Web Development

HHS-specific Resources for Web Development

General HTML and Accessibility

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications)

Drupal

Angular

Bootstrap

.NET

Java

JavaScript

Libraries

Mobile Development

Video and Captioning

Other Accessibility Resources

Assistive Technology Developers

Vispero

Vispero is a leading developer of assistive technology products, including the JAWS screen readerExternal site and the ZoomText screen magnification softwareExternal site.

NV Access

NV Access is the developer of the NVDA screen readerExternal site.

Accessibility Discussion Lists

Here are some online discussion lists that are useful for keeping up with accessibility issues and techniques.

State of Texas Lists

These lists are associated with Texas state agencies.

List Name and Link Description
DIRTECHExternal site Networking and expertise sharing among Information Technology (IT) professionals in Texas government.
DIRTRAINExternal site Training and education issues in Texas government. Geared towards those who coordinate/deliver training.
Discussion lists owned by Texas state agenciesExternal site A listing of all the public mailing lists on lists.state.tx.us.
PESOExternal site (Public Electronic Services On-the-Internet) Working Group Mainly oriented to accessibility issues.
Texas Assistive Technology UsersExternal site Share tips and tricks on using assistive technologies or ask questions of other assistive technology users on how to more effectively use your software.

External Lists

These lists are not associated with a Texas state agency.

List Name and Link Description
AppleVisExternal site A community-powered website for blind and low-vision users of Apple's range of Mac computers, the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
Austin Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetupExternal site Networking group in Austin, Texas, for developers, designers, accessibility, usability, and any other high-tech professionals who wish to learn and share knowledge about accessibility and inclusive design.
FedAccessibilityExternal site A group that advocates for the United States Government to be a model practitioner of accessibility to people with disabilities. Issues include federal technology and personnel policies.
The JAWS for Windows Support ListExternal site This group aims to be a source for anything and everything related to JAWS for Windows. Topics range from discussion of new and upcoming features, to compatibility with certain programs, and so on.
Knowbility Accessibility SIG Share accessibility information with the Knowbility community.
techlunchExternal site A lunchtime meetup, chaired by the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Meets monthly in Austin, Texas, to discuss accessibility issues.
U.S. Government DrupalersExternal site Federal government Drupal group.
WebAIM Forum Discussion ListExternal site Discuss web accessibility issues with a large international community of accessibility professionals.