Creating Accessible Digital Materials

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 01:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range
no cost for registration or CEUs

Host And Instructor

Center for Human Development, UAA
Holli Yancey


C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 3.00 [pending]

Training Overview Description

Disability is widespread and often invisible. Designing digital communications, products, and spaces in inclusive ways from the beginning allows more people the ability to access information and participate. Digital accessibility is achieved when all people can equitably access content on the web, in applications, and in writing. Everyone who creates, curates, shares, and consumes digital content has a responsibility (and the ability) to create an equitable experience for all. During the pandemic, digital information access has been critical to keep those most vulnerable educated and informed.

This training will help users working with Microsoft Word and PDF documents learn the basics of accessibility checks, to understand what is needed and how to remediate documents when you find errors. We will walk through various types of errors, the remediation of those errors, and what you can do to make sure you are generating the most accessible content possible, beginning with our most commonly used platforms (Word, PDF, PowerPoint with a sprinkling of social media). This training will take place on Zoom web conferencing platform allowing you to work/practice directly from your desktop.

Event-specific Details

Software applications used in this training for hands-ons learning are Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Pro products. Licenses for the software applications are the responsibility of the training participant and are not supplied as part of the training. The software license may be available through your employer or educational institution for those who do not own a personal copy.

Connecting to the Training. Registered participants will receive the Zoom Meeting link immediately upon submission of this registration and to their email associated with this registration the week of the event.

Requirements. This training will be delivered using Zoom. You must prepare for the session prior to the day of the training - do not wait until the morning of the training to prepare.

To confirm your attendance and receive continuing education credit for completing the training you must be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the session. You must be logged on and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of class.

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Using Zoom. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone, and camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera). Zoom must be downloaded the first time it is used on a device. For general information about Zoom, and to download the software before the training, go to

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