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Accessibility Resources


The Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC) Accessibility Resources have been created for the use of all ISU faculty members (and beyond) who wish to make their course content, documents and materials accessible to their students. Throughout this site you will find easy-to-use guides, short video tutorials, news and events concerning accessibility in education.

For more information regarding Idaho State University's disabilities services and resources, please contact the Disabilities Services Department located in the Rendezvous Complex Room 125 or call 282-3599.

Tools and Resources

  • Software Accessibility Checkers
    • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint:
    • Portable Document Format (PDF)
      • CommonLook Office Pro: Makes it easy for any user to create accessible, Section 508 compliant PDF documents directly from Microsoft Word or PowerPoint 2007, 2010 or 2013. No prior knowledge of accessibility or Section 508 or WCAG 2.0 is required. CommonLook Office Pro presents simple instructions to guide the user through every accessibility checkpoint relevant to the document. CommonLook Office Pro is available for use in the ITRC.
      • CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess: For the testing and remediation of PDF documents to ensure accessibility. CommonLook PDF GlabalAccess is available for use in the ITRC.
  • Captioning
  • Accessibility Checklists and Guides
    • Provides accessibility checklists, web accessibility evaluation tools, and assistive technology simulations.
    • Web Accessibility Toolkit: Defines accessibility, Universal Design, the Principles of an Accessible Institution, Technical Standards for Accessibility, and Social and Intellectual Standards.
    • Website Accessibility Checklist: This wiki was created by the askIT team from the University at Albany--State University of New York to help stakeholders with web accessibility.
    • Color Contrast Checker: Finds correct color contrasts for web page accessibility.
  • YouTube Accessibility

ITRC Tutorials and Documents

Articles and Latest News on Accessibility in Education

Contact Us

(208) 282-5880

Oboler Library, Room B17

921 South 8th Avenue

Stop 8064

Pocatello, ID 83209-8064

Fall/Spring Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Extended Hours (Limited Support): Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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