The solution to inaccessible documentation can be as simple and low-tech as making a better index… With proper indexing, ten per cent more effort will double the accessibility of information.
A well-crafted, interactive A–Z index provides an alphabetical collection of links to topics, concepts, and relevant names and places within a document. As such, it provides a way of navigating content that other methods, such as tables of contents, bookmarks or full text search cannot. Nevertheless, indexes remain perhaps the best kept secret of accessible document navigation.
- Creating accessible, interactive PDF indexes in Acrobat Pro (linking to page, paragraph or word/phrase)
- Creating accessible, interactive indexes in InDesign for PDF or EPUB
- Editing ebook indexes to the EPUB Indexes 1.0 specification