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Re: FTP site opinion


From: Cliff Tyllick
Date: Mar 18, 2014 12:11PM

Training developed by a group of more than 30 Texas state agencies is available online and free:


The training is broken up into modules on specific aspects of accessibility. The modules are short and to the point—short enough that they can be repeatedly referred to for remedial on-the-job support. They're available as Word documents, PDFs, audio files, and YouTube videos. If YouTube is not available in your environment, I'll bet they'll even send you the mp4 files.

This is not an exhaustive list of topics covered, but they include:
* Installing and using the Accessibility tab for Word. This tab provides an interface that supports the creation of accessible documents. To change colors, you have to either change tabs or create and apply an appropriate style.
* Using Word's Accessibility Checker.
* Checking the accessibility of a document using JAWS.
* Turning an old, inaccessible Word document into an accessible Word document.

* Creating templates and using them to support the correct use of styles.
* Creating accessible tables.
* Creating forms that are as accessible as Word forms can be.
* Converting (accessible) Word 2010 documents to (accessible) PDFs.
If you're still stuck in Word 2007, they have comparable documents for you, too:

These modules are free. Gratis. Available.

Use them to make your accessibility problems in MS Office go away.

Cliff Tyllick
AT&T Corporate Accessibility Technology Office

> On Mar 3, 2014, at 12:35 PM, "Bourne, Sarah (ITD)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> John, my son was taught Word in middle school (public.) It was part of his "Study Skills" class.  They also covered PowerPoint, and I believe they dipped into Excel as well. (He, too, was taught wrong, of course.)
> sb
> Sarah E. Bourne
> Director of Assistive Technology
> Information Technology Division
> Commonwealth of Massachusetts
> 1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108
> 617-626-4502
> http://www.mass.gov/itd
> > >