Writing Support Is Available!
Cornell students can take advantage of the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, which offers online tutoring through its Writing Centers service.
Web Accessibility Standards for your Thesis
In addition to being a good idea in general, all text and audio/visual content (A/V) submitted to eCommons is now required to be accessible.
If you use MS Word to write your thesis, make sure the end result is accessible with Word's Check Accessibility tool, found on the Review tab.
For more information on creating accessible Word documents, please see:
- WebAIM's article, Microsoft Word: Creating Accessible Documents, including information on preserving accessibility features when converting Word documents to PDF
- MS Office's article, Make your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities
- MS Office's article, Improve accessibility with the Accessibility Checker
- Accessible templates for MS Office
- Web accessibility help for eCommons submitters, including general good practices for web accessible documents