Making Your Word Documents Accessible (OLD)

Presented by Darrin Evans, Director of the Virtual Learning Community Professional Development Center

Federal and state laws require that content and documents placed online must be "accessible" to all students regardless of disability. This session will open with a brief introduction to web accessibility – what it is, who it affects, and why it’s important – followed by a hands-on exercise, in which participants will be guided through the process of making an existing Word document accessible. We'll provide the document for the hands-on portion, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own Word document (such as a handout, syllabus, or other doc) to work on at the end of the session, with helpers nearby. You can bring your Word document on a USB drive or simply email it to yourself or access it through Sakai.

PRE-REQUISITES: To participate you must be comfortable using Word 2013 to create and edit documents.