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Creating an Accessible Syllabus using Microsoft Word is a Course

Creating an Accessible Syllabus using Microsoft Word

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Creating accessible documents is easy, requires little additional effort, and benefits students and instructors in various ways.

Better Student Comprehension

Well-structured documents make information easier to consume by students of all abilities. Using a well-defined heading structure allows a reader to zero in on important information quickly.

Faster Document Revisions

Well-structured documents allow an editor to use the Navigation Pane to quickly find sections in need of updating, like due dates or grading schedules. The styles panel also allows you to easily change the look of your document. If a document has a strong heading structure, an author can generate a table of contents programmatically. 

Less Rushing

Students come to campus to participate in higher education with a wide range of abilities and accommodation letters are an increasingly common occurrence. A syllabus created with accessibility in mind reduces (or eliminates) the work required to accommodate all students.

Smoother Quality Matters Reviews

Quality Matters general standard 8 has specific guidelines for content accessibility, especially regarding documents. Creating a document the right way from the start will save a huge amount of time when preparing for a Quality Matters review.

In Other Words…

Creating documents with accessibility in mind from the beginning saves instructors time - a rare and precious commodity. Enroll now and begin creating documents that are easier to use and edit today!

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