Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents - Session 1 of 3
Idaho State Department of Education (SDE)
For more information, contact: Shawn Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE & TIME:
November 4, 2019; 3:00pm to 5:00pm PST/4:00pm to 6:00pm MST
Series Title: Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents
Presenter: Shawn Wright is a web designer, CMS manager and instructional system designer for the Idaho Training Clearinghouse at the CDHD/University of Idaho. The Idaho Training Clearinghouse hosts and archives Special Education webinars on sundry current topics of interest. Shawn has helped develop the ITC online LMS and helps to develop accessible online learning materials with content design applications that create accessible courses. Shawn enjoys working with digital audio, video, cameras, scanners and PowerPoint presentations and turning them into accessible online streaming presentations. Shawn has developed and instructed technology training sessions for hundreds of teachers over the last 20 years and has presented for more than 10 years at NCCE and more recently has presented 4 years consecutively on the topic of accessible document creation and accessible learning managements systems at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) annual conference in Washington D.C.
Series Description: Making accessible documents allows individuals who use a screen reader to have equal access to information that most of us take for granted. Public agencies are required to have accessible online documents but the staff designing them or writing the content do not always understand what makes them accessible. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the importance of creating accessible documents from both a legal and ethical standpoint. Hands-on practice is included.
Session 1 (November 4): Part 1: An Overview of Document Accessibility
"Making accessible documents and web pages allows individuals who use a screen reader to maneuver through documents, utilize document properties for contact information and document styles to jump from one part of a document to another, to hear descriptions from picture and image tags to help understand the images on the pages, and to have equal access to information that most of us take for granted. Public agencies are required to have accessible webpages and documents but the staff designing them or writing the content do not always understand what makes them accessible.” - Deborah Bucci-Muchmore. In Part 1, we will cover introductory background information that can help you ensure accessibility when creating documents.
Session 1: Part 2: “Building an Accessible Microsoft Word Document” In Part 2 of session 1, participants will edit a Microsoft Word document and during the editing process, many accessibility issues commonly encountered in Microsoft Word document creation will be discussed, edited, and corrected for accessibility. We will look at the structure of a Word document and analyze:
Images | Lists | Tables | Color | Metadata | Hyperlinks | Styles and Headings
Session 2 (November 11): “Building an Accessible Microsoft PowerPoint Document” In this session participants will edit a Microsoft PowerPoint document and during the editing process, many accessibility issues commonly encountered in PowerPoint will be discussed, edited, and corrected for accessibility. We will look at the structure of a PowerPoint document and analyze it for:
Images | Grouping | Styles | Lists | Tables | Reading Order | Color and Contrast | Metadata | Hyperlinks | Overlapping Objects |
Session 3 (November 25): “Building an Accessible Adobe PDF Document” In this session participants will edit an Adobe Acrobat PDF document and during the editing process, many accessibility issues commonly encountered in Adobe Acrobat will be discussed, edited, and corrected for accessibility. We will look at the structure of a PDF document and analyze it for:
Heading Tags | Images-Decorative Images | Tables | Alt-Text | Lists | Document Tags | Metadata | Hyperlinks |
This course is will be available for Fall 2019 inservice credit through the University of Idaho (UI). Registration closes November 12, 2019. The UI registration form is located inside the accompanying online course. Enroll in the online course at idahotc.com/lms.
If you need special accommodations (e.g., wheelchair access, sign language interpreter), then please contact the event organizer listed above.