Document 17691170

Guidance to ensure all documents are accessible
 Use as sans serif font of size 12 or more for all documents and emails e.g.
Tahoma, Arial or Verdana
 Align text to the left of the page
 Use a line spacing of at least 1.15
 Use bold for emphasis not underlining or CAPITALISATION
 Only use italics sparingly
 Use tables to display data
 Use the borders tool for boxes not text boxes
 Use ‘alternative text’ to describe images
 Make sure all formatting is consistent throughout the document
 Long Word documents and those to be published in PDF (including those in
Tridion) need to be ‘tagged’ properly to enable easy navigation through the
o Format all parts of a Word document using the built-in heading styles.
See Heading styles and Creating headings in documents. Training in
the use of Styles is available through Information Services.
o These heading styles will be used as ‘bookmarks’ when the document
is published in PDF. See How to include bookmarks.
You can find additional guidance on web accessibility once you have logged in
to Tridion.
Further guidance is also available on inclusive practice via a range of websites:
Accessibility Essentials
Creating accessible spreadsheets
Creating accessible presentations
Equality and Diversity Team
April 2014