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Free training for professionals: making documents accessible

Free training: making documents accessible

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.

Book your place:

Training is taking place on Zoom in March and April. Please choose one of the sessions below to book your place:

Introduction to Visual Impairment and Making Documents Accessible (two hour session):

March 21, 10am – 12 pm

April 7, 2pm – 4pm

Introduction to Making Documents Accessible (90 minute session):

March 23, 2pm – 3:30pm

April 5, 10am – 11:30am

Bespoke sessions are also available for organisations who have a group of staff interested in the training. Sessions are free and can be delivered on MS Teams or Zoom. For further information, or to book a bespoke session please call us on 0141 332 4632 or email Natasha.

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Written by: Natasha Johnston

Posted on the: March 2, 2022
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