Document Accessibility, Part 1: Word Accessibility and PDF Accessibility, Fundamentals
Welcome to Document Accessibility, Part 1: Word Accessibility and PDF Accessibility, Fundamentals, part of the Microassist Accessibility Series. Microassist’s goal with this course is to enable content creators to reach the broadest possible audience by helping authors create content that is accessible, perceivable, and usable by all those who access the information, regardless of level of ability or impairment.
This course is designed for content creators using Microsoft Word 2016 to create accessible Microsoft Word 2016 documents that meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria and convert it to PDF so that it continues to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word 2016 and some working knowledge of the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC platform.
Learning Outcomes / Objectives
After completing this class, you will be able to:
- Define what it means to make a document accessible.
- Create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that can be used by those with disabilities.
- Create Microsoft Word documents that can be used by those with disabilities.
- Create PDF documents that can be used by those with disabilities.
Introduction to Accessibility
- Identify what accessibility is.
- Four categories of disability
- Not all disabilities are permanent
- Not all disabilities are visible
- Name the major accessibility standards.
- WCAG 2.0
- Section 508
- State and Local Laws
- Choose the standard that is right for you
- Describe principles related to accessibility.
- Identify remediation resources.
- Screen reader
- Color contrast checker
- Microsoft accessibility checker
- Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
- Recognize the Microsoft Word Interface
- Using Existing Tools
- Set a Logical Structure
- Document Properties
- Headers & Footers
- Make Content Perceivable
- Color Contrast
- Format Graphical Information
- Lines for Formatting
- Complex Visual Content
- Test for Accessibility
- Word Accessibility Checker
- Screen Reader
- Share the Document
- Print Distribution
- Electronic Distribution
- Exporting as PDF
- Recognize the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Interface
- Adobe Tools
- Explain The Remediation Process
- Setting a Logical Structure
- Document Settings & Properties
- Document Structure
- Heading Levels
- Reading Order
- Testing for Accessibility
- Adobe Internal Accessibility Checker
- Adobe Accessibility Report