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Document Accessibility

Accessibility requirements for state and local government websites, including PDFs and Word documents, are primarily governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. These laws and the revised Section 508 Standards mandate that public entities provide equal access to information and services for individuals with disabilities, and this extends to digital content, including PDF and Word documents.

Educational Resources

Existing (past) Documents relies on a Quality Assurance and Accessibility tool to periodically scan all sites and report back any issues discovered. This is the best and easiest way to uncover any existing documents with accessibility issues.

For realtime discovery, you can refer to these resources:

Creating (new) Documents

When creating new documents, it is very important to ensure that they are compliant before you publish them on

Here are resources for creating documents that are compliant:

Requesting Assistance

If you need help getting your documents to be accessible, can help. Please use the form link below to submit a help request and someone from the team will reach out to scope out the work involved.

Request Document Accessibility Help