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Creating Accessible Word Documents - Virtual

Class ID: CAW-014
Begins 02/01/2022

Welcome to Creating Accessible Word Documents. Microassist’s goal with this course is to enable content creators to reach the broadest possible audience by helping authors create content that is accessible, perceivable, and usable by all those who access the information, regardless of level of ability or impairment.

Learning Outcomes / Objectives

After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Define what it means to make a document accessible.
  • Create Microsoft Word documents that can be used by those with disabilities.

Topic List

  • Identify what accessibility is.
    • Four categories of disability
    • Not all disabilities are permanent
    • Not all disabilities are visible
  • Name the major accessibility standards.
    • WCAG 2.0
    •  ADA
    • Section 508
    • State and Local Laws
    • Choose the standard that is right for you
  • Describe principles related to accessibility.
    • Perceivable
    • Operable
    • Understandable
    • Robust
  • Identify remediation resources.
    • Screen reader
    • Color contrast checker
    • Microsoft accessibility checker
  • Recognize the Microsoft Word Interface
    • Using Existing Tools
  • Set a Logical Structure
    • Document Properties
    • Styles
    • Headers & Footers
    • Lists
    • Hyperlinks
  • Make Content Perceivable
    • Color Contrast
    • Fonts
  • Format Graphical Information
    • Tables
    • Figures
    • Lines for Formatting
    • Complex Visual Content
  • Test for Accessibility
    • Word Accessibility Checker
    • Screen Reader
  • Share the Document
    • Print Distribution
    • Electronic Distribution
    • Exporting as PDF


System Requirements

Software

  1. Required
    1. Windows
    2. Microsoft Office – 2010 or higher
  2. Optional but recommended
    1. Paciello Color Contrast Analyzer
    2. Screen Reader (NVDA, JAWS, Etc.)

Hardware

  1. Computer
  2. Monitor (2 monitors is helpful)
  3. Mouse
  4. Speakers/Headphones
  5. Microphone
  6. Camera (optional)


Central Time
Date: 02/01/2022
Start Time: 08:30 am
End Time: 12:30 pm
Instructor : Liza McBay
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