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Creating Accessible Documents at Work



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About this course

When creating or editing a document, have you ever wondered:
 "Is my document accessible to all people who might use it?"
 "Am I following critical best practices? Am I doing it correctly?"
 "What is the possible impact of my document not being accessible?"
 "Does creating accessible documents apply to my work?"

In this course, you'll learn the answers to all of these questions—and more. This course will help you understand the most important criteria for creating an accessible document, and why each one matters.

In this course, you'll learn how to make accessible documents for work in Microsoft Word. This course covers working with various tools in Word to create a document that can be read by screen readers, as well as how to add descriptive text to items like images, tables, and hyperlinks.


Course Objectives

Once you complete this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the importance behind making documents accessible
  • Create a well-structured document using headings, outlines, and lists
  • Write effective descriptive text for links
  • Add alternative text to images
  • Check a finished document to ensure it's accessible
  • Publish a document as a PDF


Meet the Instructor

This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online course has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.


Length: <1 hour


UITS IT Training


Credit: None


Audience: Public

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