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Creating accessible documents

As part of our Tech Works project, we are offering free training to professionals on making documents accessible.

There are two options:


Introduction to Making Documents Accessible

Communication should be inclusive, not exclusive. This 90-minute training session will cover practical tips that can be put into practice day to day to ensure that the documents and information materials you create are accessible. The session will cover Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint and will include an on-screen demonstration of creating an accessible Word document.


Introduction to Visual Impairment and Making Documents Accessible

This two hour training session will provide an introduction to visual impairment awareness and making documents accessible. The session will be split into two parts and will include a comfort break. The first part of the session will cover different types of sight loss and the common difficulties that may be experienced day to day by individual’s living with a visual impairment. We will explore some of the aids and equipment that can help, including assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnification software. The second half of the session will cover practical tips for making documents and information materials accessible. The session will focus on creating accessible Word documents but the tips shared apply when creating documents in other formats. The session will include an on-screen demonstration of creating an accessible Word document.


How to book

Both sessions are delivered virtually via either MS Teams or Zoom. Sessions are open to organisations looking to train a group of staff (minimum 5, maximum 20).

For further information, or to book a session please call us on 0141 332 4632 or email Natasha.

Visual impairment awareness training

Visibility Scotland offers visual impairment awareness training to any person or organisation interested in learning the impact of living with a visual impairment on a daily basis.

The three hour session covers:

  • understanding the impact of different eye conditions
  • the registration process and benefits of being registered
  • opportunity to try on “simulation glasses”, showing the effects of different eye conditions
  • the psychological and emotional impact of sight loss
  • equipment that can help someone with a visual impairment
  • how to communicate with a visually impaired person
  • sighted guiding techniques.

The training can be tailored to suit the needs of the organisation booking the session and can be held at the Visibility Scotland office in Glasgow or another preferred venue. For further details and to discuss costs please call us on 0141 332 4632 or email Audrey.

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