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Creating Accessible PDF's from Office Documents

Session 1


Session 2


Session 1

Date: Tuesday, 10/31/2023
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

Session 2

Date: Wednesday, 11/01/2023
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

Region: All

Event Status: Registration Closed

Registration Closed


Eleonora Morrell

Eleonora Morrell
Technology Consultant

Eleonora specializes in desktop publishing, graphics editing and digital accessibility. She has extensive experience in a variety of MS Office applications. Eleonora holds a bachelor’s degree in Italian literature language from State University of New York at Binghamton and a certificate in computer graphic design from Parson’s School of Art and Design in New York City.  Eleonora enjoys traveling and food experiences with her husband.  She is an avid runner, biker and swimmer – completing a number of half-marathons, marathons and triathlons.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone looking to learn about creating documents that are universally accessible to all. 

Session Objective:

Please Note: This class consists of two half-day sessions.

1 – Accessibility Overview

  • What does Accessibility Mean?
  • Review compliance guideline websites
  • Best Practices
  • Errors as opposed to warnings
  • File names, styles and formatting

2 – Microsoft Office Accessibility

  • Word – Checking for accessibility and reviewing errors or warnings
  • Word – Adding document information
  • Word – Using Styles
  • Word – Working with the Navigation pane
  • Word – Adding alternate text to graphical elements
  • Word – Accessible tables
  • Word – Generating an accessible PDF
  • PowerPoint – Checking for accessibility and reviewing errors or warnings
  • PowerPoint – Adding document information
  • PowerPoint – Reviewing slides in Outline view
  • PowerPoint – Alternate text for graphics, charts and SmartArt
  • PowerPoint – Discussion and best practices
  • PowerPoint – Save as Image
  • PowerPoint – Slide layouts and slide titles
  • PowerPoint – Using the Selection Pane
  • PowerPoint – Generating an accessible PDF
  • Excel – Checking for accessibility and reviewing errors or warnings
  • Excel – Adding document information
  • Excel – Sheet tab names
  • Excel – Defining header rows

3 – Acrobat PDF accessibility and compliance

  • Running an accessibility check and reviewing the report
  • Reviewing document properties
  • Specifying alternate text for graphics
  • Working with the tags panel, content panel
  • Understanding and tagging content properly
  • Add tags to content
  • Using the Table Editor
  • Reviewing and modifying the reading order
  • Using the Touch Up Read Order tool
  • Using Read Out Loud