Creating Accessible Documents
in Word

Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
With new regulations for Federal, provincial, state and municipal governments requiring that ‘public’ documentation must be made accessible, there is a need to have staff create such documentation. During this course students will discuss printed and digital requirements for public documentation and review the methods and features within Microsoft Office to author these.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Evaluate documents for accessibility
  • Use the tools within the applications to correct accessibility concerns
  • Modify the Quick Access Toolbar to include the accessibility checker
  • Enable the DAISY reader snap-in
  • Use the STAMP tool as a supplemental tool for creating accessible presentations
Target Student:
This course is designed for students who have a working knowledge of Office products and a basic understanding of accessibility.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Introduction to Accessibility
  • Understanding Accessibility
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • The Accessible Canada Act (ACA)
  • WCAG Guidelines
Section 2: Writing with Accessibility in Mind
  • Clear and Simple Writing Techniques
  • Sentence Structure and Word Use
  • Readability Statistics and Grade Level
  • Page Organization
Section 3: Accessibility Checks
  • Clear Print Guidelines Test
  • High Contrast and Magnification Test
  • Screen Reader Test
  • Accessibility Checker
Section 4: Accessibility and Word
  • Understanding Proper Document Structure and Reading Order
  • Understanding the Importance of Meta Data
  • Creating Accessible Word Templates
  • Working with Heading Styles
  • Using the Navigation Pane and Selection Panel
  • Formatting Text for Accessibility
  • Issues with Colour and Contrast
  • Creating Column, Section, and Page Breaks
  • Understanding How Spacing affects Screen Readers
  • Inserting Images and Objects and Making them Accessible
  • What about those Text Boxes and Word Art?
  • Adding Accessible Tables and Restructuring Complex Tables
  • Creating Accessible Charts
  • Work with Auto Lists
  • Headers and Footers and Accessibility
  • Formatting Hyperlinks
  • Creating Accessible Forms
Section 5: Preparing the Document for PDF Conversion
  • Converting Documents to PDF properly
  • Creating Bookmarks
  • Automating your PDF
  • Adobe’s Accessibility Checker

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Accessible Word Documents
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January 16, 2023 9am to 4pm ET $595.00 (CAD)*  

* 13% HST will be applied on checkout

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