Internet and Communications

Creating Accessible Documents

Learn to create accessible documents using common tools such as Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office. Understand how to features such as styles and the navigation pane in Microsoft Word, and the Tags panel in Acrobat.

Dates & Times

CourseDate & TimeLocationCost
Creating Accessible DocumentsFebruary 14 - 8:30 - 12:00LathamRegister

Course Outline

Corporate and NYS discounts do not apply for this course.

Lesson 1: Accessiblity Overview

  • What does Accessibility Mean?
  • Review compliance guideline websites
  • Best Practices
  • Errors as opposed to warnings
  • File names, styles and formatting

Lesson 2. Microsoft Office Accessibility

  • Word
  • Checking for accessibility and reviewing errors or warnings
  • Using Styles
  • Working with the Navigation pane
  • Adding alternate text to graphicaol elements
  • Generating an accessible PDF

Lesson 3: Acrobat PDF accessiblity and compliance

  • Running an accessibility check and reviewing the report
  • Working with the tags panel, content panel
  • Understanding and tagging content properly
  • Add tags to content
  • Specifying alternate text for graphics
  • Reviewing and Modifying the reading order
  • Using the Touch Up Read Order tool
  • Using Read Out Loud