Tools & Tips (Creating/Using Alternate Formats)

Creating Accessible Documents

This resource page is constantly changing as new and great resources are available.


AU’s Accessible ICT Checklist

This is one example of an accessibility checklist for online learning ICT that can be applied to ICT (Information, Communication & Technology)

read&write for AU Students and Staff

read and write logo

read&write is a floating toolbar that operates on different platforms to provide tools for reading, studying and writing:

  • scan (TWAIN scanner not included)
  • e-highlight documents (MS-Word, PDF, web)
  • export highlights to MS-Word document
  • text to speech reading aloud
  • make audio files
  • decoding tools

Details about features can be found on the TextHELP website or video links found in the installation guide. You need your Athabasca University Office 365 email address to license read&write to your device