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Web and Media Accessibility/How to Create Accessible Documents

October 16, 2014 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Woodbridge N Ferris Building - Room 221
Learn why KCAD needs to provide accessibility through the web and media and how to create accessible marketing materials, syllabi, presentations, and other documents. It is important to use certain features within Word to ensure the document is formatted so it can be presented in different ways using assistive technologies. Using Styles and other features within Word provides structure that helps screen readers make sense of your document and provide a better experience for your students. Because most Adobe PDF files originate from Microsoft Word, knowing how to structure a Word document is the first step to creating an accessible PDF. Adobe has created a tool called “tags” which contain information about the structure of the document facilitating the effective use of assistive technologies (screen readers). While PDFs are known to be in a static document form, a tagged PDF makes it more accessible. Please bring your own laptop. If you do not have a laptop, please email darcystorms@ferris.edu to make arrangements for a laptop.
Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.
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