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Event title

Hidden accessibility: how to create accessible documents

Event details

14 March 2017 10:00
14 March 2017 13:00
Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ. (view google map)
Mairi Whannel, mairi.whannel@scvo.org.uk
0141 465 7530

Please note this course is fully booked!

Course description:

This course covers practical steps required to make your electronic documents accessible.

During this course you will learn:

  • About “hidden accessibility”, the unseen structure behind documents which affects how they are accessed and interpreted by computer software
  • How to create accessible documents, thinking about structure, images, graphs and tables
  • About the accessibility features of Word documents, PDFs and PowerPoint presentations
  • How to create accessible templates for use in your organisation
  • How to test document accessibility using in-built checks

The session involves a mixture of presentation and practical exercises using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. We provide course notes and exercises for Word 2007, 2010 and 2016.

Who is this course aimed at:

The course is aimed at anyone who creates information as part of their job role. It could be marketing materials, policy documents, reports, letters or e-newsletters.


Attendees are required to bring laptops on the day. We do have a limited number of additional laptops available, requests can be made for these in advance.