Creating Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

COURSE
D
David Rivers

Creating Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

COURSE
D
David Rivers
Released
12/22/2014
Ensure that everyone can access, use, and benefit from your Microsoft Office documents by implementing these accessibility best practices from David Rivers. This course first explains what accessibility is, why it's important, and what makes a file difficult to access. Then David provides some document standards, guidelines, and tips before launching into specifics in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. See how to use the Accessibility Checker to locate accessibility issues quickly in each application, and find out how to make elements such as text, images, tables, and objects accessible to all. The course also covers using text-to-speech functionality, adding alt text to describe graphics and images, and manipulating object order for screen readers.
Topics include:
  • Understanding document accessibility
  • Best practices
  • Using the Accessibility Checker in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Making text, images, and tables accessible in Word
  • Using text-to-speech functionality
  • Formatting cells
  • Creating accessible objects, tables, and hyperlinks in Excel
  • PowerPoint presentation guidelines for accessibility
  • Adding alt text to media
  • Considering object order for screen readers