Accessible Digital Documents

icons of commonly used softwareIn this day and age, most of our communications are digital in nature. Whether the information communicated is posted on the web site or is shared through e-mail or social media, it usually starts its life as some digital content created by a word processor or text editor.

All of these digital documents – including those used as educational materials – need to be  accessible to people with disabilities.

Digital documents include, but are not limited to:

  • Word processed documents (e.g., MS Word, Google docs)
  • Portable Document File (PDF) documents.
  • Presentational (e.g., PowerPoint, Google slides) documents.
  • Spreadsheets (e.g., Excel, Sheets) documents.
  • Instructional materials (e.g., textbooks, workbooks, trade books)
  • Curriculum materials (e.g., planning and learning goals)
  • Assessment materials (e.g., national/statewide assessments, teacher-made exams, etc.)
  • Web documents and correspondence (e.g., e-mails, videos, surveys/feedback forms, announcements, public notices, parental notifications, postings on social media, etc.).

We provide a complete section of resources, including training materials on our Maine CITE website. For convenience, we have separated them into:


rev: 09/04/2020