These standards are evolving, and will be provided in more detail later. For the time being, focus on these rules of thumb:

Digital Guidelines

  • Avoid handwritten documents
  • Find digital versions of photocopied documents, or recreate them
  • Use Microsoft products to produce new content for your class when possible
  • Use your Microsoft accessibility tools when creating content (styles sheets, bullet/numbers, checker)
  • Use Sans Serif Fonts
  • Remember: PDF and .HTM files are easier for your students to open online
  • Avoid unnecessary bells and whistles (and color)
  • Avoid unnecessary tables
  • Avoid unnecessary visual and organizational complexity
  • Provide alternate text (alt text) for all images that convey meaning
  • Name your hyperlinks
  • Caption your video or find video that is already captioned