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Creating 508 Compliant Accessible Documents and Forms


This class is designed to teach seven basic principles to create accessible documents using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and PDF documents. Attendees will also learn how to create accessible forms in both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of using assistive technologies and human testing in accessibility checks. Attention will be made to issues of Usability as well as Accessibility.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the seven basic principles required to create accessible documents.
  • Understand how assistive technologies read, view and navigate electronic.
  • Create documents that are accessible to employees, customers, and the public with disabilities.
  • Use the basic features in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and PDF to generate an accessible document.
  • Create accessible forms using both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF.
  • Utilize online resources for ensuring electronic documents are accessible at any stage in the development of the document.

Intended Audience

This class is designed for anyone who creates, reviews, and distributes documents, fillable and non- fillable forms to staff, reviewers, customers, and the public. This class is not intended for new Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro users. The information taught in this class is specific to the accessibility features within the software.


$145 per participant

Updated 7/18/2016
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