MS Word Accessibility
Create accessible Word documents
All public sector bodies must now comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018 in relation to publishing documents on websites and apps.
This interactive, one-day course will give you step-by-step guidance to ensure that your content is easily accessed by everyone. Particular attention will be paid to features and changes that can be made to ensure that people with differing abilities can engage with your content.
You will learn to identify the issues that need to be fixed, know why they need to be fixed and how to fix them.
Through worked examples you will learn how tables need to be set-up; how and why to add alternative text to images; and tagging content. You will also explore key areas for inclusion such as screen readers and use of styles and colours.
By the end of the training you will be able to:
- Understand the requirements of accessible writing and key legislation
- Identify best practice and the key elements needed to create accessible documents
- Explore MS Word toolbar features that aid accessibility
- Use titles, headings, bookmarks and web links to help the reader engage with content
- Set-up tables for accessibility, add alternative text to images and tag relevant content
- Use MS Word accessibility checker to identify areas that may cause issues and change the elements identified
- Apply learning through practice
Participants will need access to MS Word on a laptop or similar device. If required, AKU Training can provide devices for training at an additional cost. Please contact us for further details if required.
Kate McKay Chartered Marketer MCIM DipCAM (DigitalM)
Kate is an award winning and CIPD qualified L&D professional with 21 years' experience in the successful design and delivery of public, bespoke and accredited training programmes across the public and private sector. As a professionally qualified and experienced Chartered Marketer Kate also delivers the CIM Professional Qualification in Northern Ireland.
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Louise is an IT professional with over 22 years' experience in IT and telecommunications. During her career she has worked in IT consultancy, project management and as an in-house trainer.
Louise is an Associate with AKU Training and provides specialist IT training in Belfast including MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS Project and marketing through Twitter and LinkedIn training.
Louise also runs her own IT consultancy in Belfast through which she operates as an IT consultant, mentor and IT trainer. She is an Accredited Microsoft Master Instructor and an accredited ECDL and Advanced ECDL Tester. She has worked as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University and a part-time lecturer with Castlereagh College and EDIFHE.
MS Word Accessibility - 23 February 2023
Date: 23 February 2023Location: The Mount Business and Conference CentreTime: 09:30 - 16:30Price: £199 +VAT
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