Courses Included in this Learning Path

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30 minutes

Overview

Learn skills you can start using today to make your Microsoft Word documents more accessible for everyone.

Course Objectives

  • How to find accessible Office templates
  • How to format accessible styles, lists, images, links, and tables
  • How to use the built-in Accessibility Checker

1 hour

Overview

Examine how documents play a role in accessibility. This course focuses on the accessibility guidelines you should use with an authoring program like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Pages. Each program is slightly different in how you apply accessibility, but the principles are the same. This course is aimed at anyone that makes documents that will be posted online.

Course Objectives

  • Understand principles to apply in your original documents
  • Make considerations depending on the software you use
  • Convert and test your document

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Accessibility and Documents
  2. Creating Content
  3. Software Considerations

1 hour

Overview

Learn about the accessibility guidelines you should use when creating a new document with an authoring program like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. After the PDF is generated, we will walk through the accessibility features in Adobe Acrobat DC and conclude with some tests you can perform to verify if the PDF is accessible. This course is for anyone that makes documents that will be posted online.

Course Objectives

  • Principles to apply in your original document
  • How to create a tagged PDF
  • Using Adobe Acrobat Pro to complete accessibility tagging
  • Testing the document to verify it is accessible

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. Understand Accessible Document Basics
  2. Apply Accessibility Principles to Your Documents
  3. Apply Accessibility Principles to Your PDF
  4. Perform Accessibility Checks

2 hours

Overview

This course is geared toward anyone who uses InDesign to create documents—whether they’re posted online or not! It was developed in collaboration with our partner AbleDocs (opens new tab) to make sure we’re teaching the expert-level InDesign accessibility content you expect from Siteimprove Academy.

Course Objectives

  • Identify what document compliance means
  • Understand source document accessibility
  • Learn how to create accessible InDesign elements
  • Understand PDF remediation with Acrobat

Course Sections and Topics:

  1. What Does Document Compliance Mean?
  2. Document Setup: Getting Started the Right Way
  3. Structure, Styles, Images, and Tables in InDesign
  4. Color, Charts, and Graphs in InDesign
  5. Accessibility for Acrobat

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All courses in this learning path count toward IAAP Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs).

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