Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics

A FREE Webinar Series from SSB BART Group (soon to be Level Access)

This series will cover core Microsoft Word accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute bi-weekly sessions. All webinars are free to attend and real-time captioning will be provided. Please use the individual links below to register for each of the webinars in the series.

Recommended Software:

  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

June 22nd: Non-Text Elements

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible non-text elements, including providing informative alternative text for meaningful images, text equivalents for complex images, and using text instead of images of text.

July 6th: Page Structure

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible page structure including providing a context sensitive page title, proper heading structure, ensuring the reading order of content is logical, using proper list structure, and setting the language of the document.

July 20th: Accessibility Full Check and Conversion to PDF

This webinar will focus on using the Microsoft Word 2016 Accessibility Full Check feature and interpreting the results of the Full Check. We will also discuss and demonstrate converting Microsoft Word 2016 documents to PDF and viewing the document to prepare for remediation in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro.

About The Presenter

Erica Zelmanowicz

As SSB Bart Group’s Professional Development Manager, Erica Zelmanowicz brings a unique perspective to the world of accessibility.  Erica joined SSB after working for a non-profit organization where she provided assistive technology training and evaluations for individuals with disabilities, ages 3-93.  Over the years, Erica has worked with many individuals and organizations to help evangelize accessibility.  Erica holds a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Illinois and an M.Ed. from Arcadia University.

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