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Re: Word/PDF accessibility guide


From: Jim Allan
Date: Feb 22, 2016 11:11AM

check out http://gov.texas.gov/disabilities/accessibledocs
a toolbar/ribbon to with word tools that create accessible content all in
one place with training materials, video, audio, etc.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 5:08 AM, Terzian, Sharon < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi
> I've been asked to teach a short class to non-techies on how to be pro
> active as far as Accessibility when using Word and then probably making it
> a PDF.
> I teach Word now and know it has the accessibility checker as a part of
> it. I also know the challenges when you make it into a PDF, it doesn't
> always go well.
> I found a few things online, but the people that are in attendance barely
> know Word. Plus I'll need a 'start' file as this training will be hands on
> (I reserved the lab that I teach in). They tend to use a lot of tables for
> layouts.
> I know Word inside and out, but
> because I generally am teaching college students, most of whom can barely
> spell these days, never mind care about accessibility (and yes I've tried
> to push and include more of this every semester, but I"m not in charge),
> I'm not even overly
> familiar with what can be done. I know and have always said the best
> thing you can do is plan ahead on your layouts, colors, etc. I know about
> the headings and hierarchies, I know about tags for photos, etc. My
> expertise is web design.
> Any suggestions or resources you know of (I have already download the
> WebAIM documents), please suggest away.
> Thanks.
> Sharon Terzian
> Webmistress/Sherlock Center @ RIC
> Adjunct Professor/School of Management @ RIC
> http://www.sherlockcenter.org
> http://www.dubowitzsyndrome.net
> > > > > >

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9264 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964