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Accessibility Regulations and a Universal Design Philosophy inspire the Design Process

Instead of stifling creativity, a climate of access pushes architects to be inventive.

Year: 
2004
Author: 
Barbara Knecht
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This article was originally published in Architectural Record. It is available on the Architectural Record website: Accessibility Regulations and a Universal Design Philosophy Inspire the Design Process This link will open a new browser window. (http://archrecord.construction.com/resources/
conteduc/archives/0401edit-1.asp). [Free registration required.]

In Other Words: Communicating Across a Life Span

Universal Design in Print and Web-based Communication

Year: 
2001
Author: 
Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L, President, Health Lit
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A complete version of this article is available on the Health Literacy Consulting website: In Other Words: Communicating Across a Life Span This link will open a new browser window..

American Access

Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design (Boston, USA) outlines the principle of inclusive design and illustrates how it has led to the creation of genuinely inclusive spaces.

As is true of the UK

Author: 
Valerie Fletcher
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There is also a PDF version of this article available for download: American Access (PDF) This link will open a new browser window.

Mining our Natural Resources: The User as Expert

Elaine Ostroff, Founding Director of Adaptive Environments, Boston MA developed the Universal Design Education Project. She holds a M.Ed. from Harvard and received the Environmental Design Research Association Achievement Award in 1995 for helping to make architectural access a civil right.

Author: 
Elaine Ostroff
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Published in INNOVATION, the Quarterly Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Volume 16, No. 1 1997.

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Email: idsa@erols.com

Creating Accessible Excel Workbooks

Article from Microsoft Office's support documentation about creating accessible workbooks in Excel

Creating Accessible Excel Workbooks

Publisher: 
Microsoft

WebAIM: PowerPoint Accessibility

Resource from the WebAIM organization that details how to create PowerPoint presentations that will be accessible when shared across the web.

PowerPoint Accessibility

Publisher: 
WebAIM

Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Article from Microsoft Office's support documentation about creating accessible presentations in PowerPoint.

Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Publisher: 
Microsoft

Microsoft Office: Create Accessible PDFs

Published in the Microsoft Office Support website, this article goes over how to turn Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel documents in accessible PDFs.

Create Accessible PDFs

Publisher: 
Microsoft

PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0

A publication from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with specific guidelines for PDF compliance.

PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0

Publisher: 
World Wide Web Consotium (W3C)

WebAIM: PDF Accessibility

Article from the WebAIM organization with some tips for producing accessible PDF documents. It mainly focuses on producing the document with Adobe Acrobat.

WebAIM: PDF Accessibility

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WebAIM
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