Create Accessible Documents in Word & PowerPoint

Scheduled at 10:30am in Virtual D on Tuesday, November 10.

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Speaker(s)

  • George Joeckel, Online Training Program Manager, Utah State University / WebAIM

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6-hr
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop: Laptop with the following installed: Word & PowerPoint 2016 or newer, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: Pre-conference

Summary

Participants in this full-day workshop will review the fundamentals of creating accessible documents in two ubiquitous applications: Microsoft Word & PowerPoint. Participants will also review how to use Adobe Acrobat Professional to optimize the accessibility of well-structured PDF exports from these applications.

Abstract

Participants in this full-day workshop will review the fundamentals of creating accessible documents in two ubiquitous applications: Microsoft Word & PowerPoint. Participants will also review how to use Adobe Acrobat Professional to optimize the accessibility of well-structured PDF exports from these applications.

Participants will also be enrolled in an online, independent-study, video-based course that will cover the workshop materials in greater detail. Participants that demonstrate mastery of the content through the successful completion of the online course's assessments will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Keypoints

  1. People with disabilities may be impacted by Word, PowerPoint, & PDF docs created by default processes.
  2. Implementing focused accessibility principles and processes creates well-structured Word & PowerPoint docs.
  3. PDFs created from well-structured Word or PowerPoint files are more accessible and cost-efficient.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Psychological, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

George Joeckel

George is the Online Training Program Manager at WebAIM. He has a master’s degree in instructional psychology and technology, and over 20 years of teaching experience. Since 2008, he has developed online courses at Utah State University, and he joined the WebAIM team at the end of 2015. The Accessible Documents video-based course went online in July 2018. By the close of 2020, more than 2,000 independent-study learners will have participated in the training.