Overview to Document Accessibility
October 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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. Participants will learn about the background and theory of accessibility, how accessibility effects document creation, and what changes in your organization’s current workflow and process are required.
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 – whether they be clients, employees, the public, or board members. 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 webinar
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:
- The process of how a document becomes accessible
- PDF construction and what is required within a document to make it accessible
- Changes required in the creation and production stage
- How to reduce the costs of repetitive processes with document creation
- How to develop new processes to improve employee efficiency
INCLUDED IN THE WEBINAR:
Accommodations available upon request.
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.