All Microsoft Word users in all organisations should be up to speed with the techniques covered in this course. This is not just because virtually all Word documents now need to be accessible, but also because doing it the right (accessible) way is quicker and easier for the document authors themselves. It will also result in better quality documents for all readers, not just those with accessibility needs.
The most common feedback we get, even from experienced Word users attending this course, is “I wish I had known this stuff 10 years ago”.
We have over 12 years’ experience in training in creating accessible PDFs from Word. We are ready to give you all the help you need to make your documents fully accessible and compliant with the requirements of the recently adopted EU Accessibility Directive.
Each delegate will receive a printed and bound course manual (typically 70+ pages) covering the entire course content and including numerous links to essential free downloadable tools and other online resources.
- Applying structure with headings, lists, tables of contents, etc
- Avoiding link accessibility problems
- How to write effective alt text for images, charts and other complex graphics
- The limitations of Word’s AI-generated image descriptions
- Optimising diagrams and charts for literacy software users
- Image formats—avoiding potential accessibility problems
- Understanding Word version differences, bugs and workarounds
- The right and wrong ways of incorporating Excel charts and graphs
- Designing tables for accessibility and usability
- Colour contrast, issues, tools and techniques
- Colour blindness, design considerations, tools and techniques
- Text formatting—issues and techniques
- Language settings
- Understanding the limitations of Word’s built-in accessibility checker
- Document management
- Creating a tagged PDF
- Editing tags and essential finishing techniques using Acrobat Pro
- Benchmarking against standards
- Testing with automated accessibility checkers
- Testing manually with a range of assistive technologies
- Audience: non-specialist, designed for anyone authoring content in Microsoft Word
- Participants: we recommend a maximum of 6
- Duration: 1 day
- Prerequisites: none
Incredibly useful courses. All the elements were explained really clearly and the manuals provided are a great resource.
The training was motivating, inspiring, interesting and informative. Ted’s proven knowledge was delivered in a comfortable manner, with easy explanations helping to engage delegates fully with the subject matter.
Ted delivered Creating Accessible Documents training to staff from a variety of backgrounds and departments in Sense and all found it a really interesting session, which stimulated lots of discussion and made everyone feel more confident about generating documents that will meet the needs of the people we support. We would thoroughly recommend the training to others.