Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services.Accessibility services in language and design focus on ensuring that disabled readers, as well as those with accessibility needs and those requiring accommodations, are able to interact as fully as possible with the document. 

As an editor who focuses on accessibility, I offer various services to help you reach various accessibility goals for your document and/or web copy.


Generally, examples of accessiiblity include

  • plain language and plain design,
  • AltText,
  • document structure, and
  • document colour scheme. 
Benefits of Accessible Documents

Overall, accessible documents 

  • consider and prioritize the needs of disabled users,

  • consider and prioritize the needs of those with accessibility needs/requiring accommodations,

  • ensure that these users interact as fully as possible with the document,

  • consider conflicting access needs,

  • adhere to the principles of inclusion, diversity, and equity,

  • improve the overall user experience

  • reach many additional readers, and

  • (in the case of web copy) can be indexed by search engines. 
Accessibility Services 

I offer a variety of accessibility assistance, including 

  • creating and/or editing accessible Microsoft Word documents, Adobe PDFs, Google Slides presentations, and WordPress websites (which may include focusing on hierarchy of headings, paragraph structure, hyperlinks), and
  • adding AltText to all images in Microsoft Word documents, Google Slides presentations, and WordPress websites.
Accessibility Experience

Accessibility is incredibly important to me for a variety of reasons. Specifically, one of these main reasons is my lived experience as a disabled person.

(Check out my recent writing on “Disability-Affirming Language: Person-First versus Identity-First Language,” for BoldFace blog.

Further, I have an educational background and extensive professional development in accessibility.

Some of these include

  • Plain Language Certificate – Simon Fraser University. Burnaby, British Columbia, 
  • An Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive Design – Coursera: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 
  • Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education – Coursera: University of Colorado Boulder,
  • Disability Awareness and Support – Coursera: University of Pittsburgh, 
  • How to Host Accessible Events Certificate – Accessibility Services Canada, and
  • Editing for Conscious and Inclusive Language Certificate – Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).

Details of my education and experience can be found on my about me page.

Accessibility Services Rates

Finally, I provide the abovementioned accessibility services at different price points depending on requirements. I would be more than glad to combine with copy editing, stylistic editing, plain language, and inclusive language services.


Please connect with me anytime to discuss your accessibility needs. 

Accessibility Services Terms and Conditions
  • All prices are quotes in CAD.
  • Upon receipt of documents, a contract will be sent to the Client, which must be signed prior to commencing work.
  • This contract will establish scope of work, expectations, and timelines.
  • A 50% deposit must be sent via e-transfer or PayPal prior to the Editor commencing work.
  • The remaining 50% will be due within 10 days of completed work and receipt of Editor invoice.
Contact Me.
Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your project further.