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DigitalVA Accessibility Guide

This guide provides practical, high-level instructions for making sure the digital content we create every day within the Office of Information and Technology is accessible. It is important to consider accessibility throughout the conceptualization, development, and design processes for all the content we create.

  • DigitalVA Accessibility Statement

    The Office of Information and Technology is committed to inclusive design and accessibility to ensure products can be used by all stakeholders.

  • What is Accessibility?

    Accessibility is the practice of making your information usable by as many people as possible.

  • Getting Started

    From websites to Word® documents to email messages, accessibility must always be part of the creation process. Some basic requirements apply to all.

Accessibility Starts With You

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, accessibility starts with you. Hear from some of our resident experts on the importance of accessibility and learn how to implement accessibility best practices in your daily life. #accessibility #access #inclusivedesign #inclusivity #abilitynotdisability #awareness

More Accessibility Videos

Product Guides

  • Word® Documents

    As the foundation for most non-web related documents, Microsoft Word is the goto tool for documenting information. These are some basic guidleines for creating accessible documents.

  • PowerPoint® Presentations

    Basic guidelines for creating accessible slide shows that can be used before, during, and after a presentation.

  • Excel® Spreadsheets

    Basic guidelines for creating accessible spreadsheets.

  • Email Messages

    As the number one means of communication, emails must be accessible regardless of the recipient.

Where to get help

OR choose the guide above that matches the digital content you are creating.


This website includes links to other websites outside our control and jurisdiction. VA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-VA Web sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy or terms and conditions of those sites to fully understand what information is collected and how it is used.

Statement of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Page last updated on June 2, 2022

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