Accessible web content is usable by all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments.
At Brandeis, we have a responsibility to make sure everything we put online — from videos to photos to how we organize content and create links — is as accessible as possible. In these classes, you will learn why accessibility is important and how to make various types of content accessible.
Trainings are held in accessible rooms when available. If there currently isn't a session available in an accessible room, please contact us and we can request alternate locations to hold the training or set up more sessions.
Document creators workshop: MS Word & PDF
Recommended for those who do not use the CMS.
Requires access to Microsoft Word 2016 and Acrobat Pro DC. Software is available for use in the Goldfarb and Farber computer labs and can be downloaded to any Brandeis-owned computer free of charge. See ITS for details.
You will learn
- basic concepts and best practices for digital accessibility
how to implement best practices for content creation in MS Word
how to properly export a PDF from MS Word while preserving accessibility features
how to fix most common accessibility errors in PDFs using Acrobat DC Pro
Sessions will be scheduled based on demand.
Pre-requisite for all advanced topics: Document creators workshop or knowledge of basic digital accessibility best practices
Appropriate for those who
- need to learn about accessibility for media/file types not covered in standard training
- already attended Document creators workshop, but want to learn advanced skills
Topics offered include:
- Advanced PDFs (tables, lists and forms)
- Implementing DIY captions
- Writing effective descriptions (alt text, captions, transcripts)