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School of Medicine Columbia

Using Microsoft Word to Create More Accessible Documents

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar link.


About the Program

Targeted Audience: K-12 General Education and Special Education Teachers, Administrators and Therapists

Microsoft Word has several features that help document creators and editors to create more accessible documents. More accessible Word documents create more accessible PDF files as well. During this session, you will learn tools and techniques in Microsoft Word to make sure that your documents are more accessible. At a minimum, we will discuss and demonstrate how Word supports creating accessible document titles, properly structured headings, properly structured lists, text equivalents for visual elements, more accessible data tables, using color more carefully, and providing descriptive text for links. Should we have time we will pass along more tips and tricks. You will leave the session with more confidence that your Word documents are more accessible to people with disabilities.

About the Presenters

Portrait of Lyssa Prince

Lyssa Prince 

Lyssa Prince is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Coordinator with Oklahoma ABLE Tech. She has a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree from the University of Oklahoma and applies the user-centered approaches from the information sciences to digital accessibility. Lyssa enjoys digging into the meat of websites and applications to provide targeted feedback on how to include people of all abilities in an organization's digital presence. In addition to assessing websites for accessibility, she provides training and technical assistance on how to integrate accessibility into Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office, as well as how to perform accessibility testing. Lyssa was certified by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) as a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) in 2020.



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