Digital Accessibility


UCF has a responsibility to provide online digital information that is accessible to persons with disabilities. Digital accessibility enables all people, including those with disabilities, to access electronic resources (including web pages, software, mobile devices, e-readers, etc.) and communications.

The page will give you tools and techniques to help you make your digital resources accessible. You need to keep accessibility in mind when developing and posting digital information and instruction.  If you are interested in more training than what is on this page,  contact SAS AT Services at atservices@ucf.edu.

If you are interested in UCF Webcourse Accessibility, UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning has a resource page, What is Online Accessibility?


Video Format

How to Build it Accessibly

  • Closed Captions are recommended.
  • Automated Captions used in YouTube, PowerPoints, and several other tools are not always accurate and therefore not considered fully accessible.
  • Use an accessible media player,(i.e. Kaltura, YouTube or MediaSite.)
  • NOTE: some content presented in the video may need to be repurposed in a text format for people with visual impairments to use with assistive technologies.

How to Check if it is Accessible

  • Press the caption icon at the bottom of the video. (Automated Captions are not accessible)
  • Press TAB on the keyboard. You should be able to play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and toggle the captions for the video using only your keyboard.

Other Online Resources


Microsoft Word Format

How to Build it Accessibly

How to Check if it is Accessible

Other Online Resources


Microsoft PowerPoint Format

How to Build it Accessibly

How to Check if it is Accessible

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PDF Document Format

How to Build it Accessibly

How to Check if it is Accessible

  • In Adobe Acrobat Pro choose Full check under View, then Tools, then Accessibility.
  • Confirm the correct document reading order by selecting Read Out Loud in the View menu to have the document read to you.
  • Save your PDF file in Accessible Text (.txt) format to check out reading order and for missing information.
  • Retrofitting a complex PDF file for accessibility may require an outsourced vendor to complete.
  • Contact AT Services (atservices@ucf.edu) if you would like your PDF file checked for accessibility.

Other Online Resources

If you are interested in more training on document accessibility contact SAS AT Services at atservices@ucf.edu.