Overview To Document Accessibility
October 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Previously, only people with web coding skills could make accessible documents and web content. However, with the advancements in everyday software, now anyone can create and maintain accessible documents! Participants will learn about the background and theory of accessibility, how it effects document creation, and what changes in the current organizations workflow and process are required.
Although most of us are aware of basic document set-up and writing skills, many people have difficulty meeting the accessibility requirements under the AODA, particularly those related to Information & Communications Standard. This webinar will give you a well-rounded understanding of how documents can be made accessible while improving your workflow. 1 in 7 people in Ontario currently have a disability and this is expected to rise to 1 in 5 by 2036 as the population ages. By creating accessible documents, you are including people with disabilities at your organization, whether they be clients, employees, the public, or board members!
You don’t need a large budget or a specialized workforce to make accessible documents. It starts with the individual – with you! By understanding accessibility issues and the strategies to tackle them, your organization can communicate more effectively while complying with legal and moral responsibilities.
Who should attend this workshop
Anyone who is responsible for print or digital document creation, including documents for internet and intranet sites. This includes all Executive Directors/CEOs, Communication Managers, Document Creators, Communication or Accessibility Coordinators, Website Content Managers, Marketing Managers, Administrative Assistants.
What You Will Walk Away With:
At the end of this webinar, participants will have a clear understanding of:
- PDF construction and what is required within documents to make them accessible.
- The process of how a document becomes accessible.
- Changes needed to take place in the current creation and production stage.
- How current workflows need to be updated to meet the needs of accessibility.
- How to reduce the costs of repetitive processes with document creation.
- How to develop new processes to improve employee efficiency.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an overview of the accessibility production workflow. Accessibility Ontario offers several hands-on workshops teaching how to make accessible Word, InDesign and PDF documents. View our upcoming training sessions.