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 2010 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: What is Accessibility?
What are: WCAG 2.0, ATAG, ADOD Standards, ODI
The AODA and Section 508, Comparisons and Contrasts
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Accessibility Features of Office 2010/2013/2016
General Microsoft Office Accessibility Features

Section 2: Word 2010/2013/2016/2019/365 Accessibility
Understanding Proper Document Structure
Understanding the Importance of Meta Data
Creating Accessible Word Templates
Working with Heading Styles
Using the Navigation Pane and Selection Pane
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
Avoiding Text Boxes and WordArt
Adding Accessible Tables and Restructuring Complex Tables
Creating Accessible Charts
Working with Auto Lists
Headers and Footers and Accessibility
Formatting Hyperlinks
Creating Accessible Forms

Section 3
Abbreviations and Acronyms
The DAISY Accessibility Ribbon
Using the Table of Figures and Table of Tables to Navigate the Document
Creating Accessible Word Templates
Understanding the Importance of Metadata, Including Author, Title and Language
Prepping the Document for PDF Conversion

Section 4
Understanding Form Fields
ActiveX Versus Legacy Form Fields
Adding Tags for Fields
Adding Help for Fields
Adding Form Navigation

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Accessible Word Documents
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