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Promoting Accessible Document Creation

This is the second of the four part webinar series: Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility at the Library. Attend one or all the sessions. Missed one? Each session is recorded for viewing at your convenience.

In this webinar, we will go over what it is like for someone who uses AT to interact with a document that is not accessible. We will cover the basics of creating accessible MS Word documents and PowerPoint presentations, how to use the built-in accessibility checker, and how to export these documents to create accessible PDF documents.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges of what it is like for an individual with a disability to use Assistive Technology to access electronic information.
  • Participants will learn simple solutions for making Microsoft documents accessible and how to export them to make accessible PDFs.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of what is required in order to remediate an inaccessible PDF document.

Presenter: Gaby de Jongh’s experience with Accessible Information Technology in Education has spanned over 15 years and has afforded her a solid understanding of Web Content Accessibility, document authoring tools, and how Operating Systems, hardware, software, and Assistive Technology work in tandem. She leads efforts across the University of Washington tri-campus area to increase awareness of Accessible Technology; she also provides training and expertise on creating accessible electronic documents and how to remediate legacy documents. Gaby holds a certificate as an Adobe PDF Accessibility Trainer and is a partner on the Microsoft 365 Inclusive Workplace Council.

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Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility at the Library
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Promoting Accessible Document Creation