Library of Past Webinars

Basics of Accessible Form Design

This webinar examines the elements of an accessible form template created using Word that can then be saved as a tagged PDF. Once you have the tagged PDF, you can add the form controls in Adobe Acrobat Pro (although this webinar only covers the design considerations for the form template).
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Microsoft Accessibility Checkers

This webinar takes a look at the Accessibility Checkers in Microsoft Office, what they check for and what they don’t check for, what you as a document author can do to optimize Word and PowerPoint content for accessibility and how to incorporate results from the Accessibility Checkers.
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DocMD LogoIntroduction to DocMD

Using efficient, cost-effective web-crawling technology, DocMD will examine your website to identify the number of stored PDF documents, and then perform an accessibility assessment of each one. You’ll receive an exhaustive audit of the current health of your document accessibility compliance.
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COVID-19 and Access to Information

This webinar in a series uses inaccessible PDF documents about COVID-19 to identify barriers to information from citizen governments about health care, emergency plans and policies and other information important to people with disabilities, this webinar will guide you through some of the elements of tagged PDF and PDF forms that make it accessible/easier to read for people with disabilities.
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Accessible Document Design

In this webinar, we’ll take a look at specific tools in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint that will help you optimize your digital content for accessibility and how Open Access Technologies can help your organization and staff with training and remediation needs.
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Accessible PowerPoint

This webinar guides you through using the default accessible slide placeholders, creating unique slide titles, modifying an existing slide layout to meet your needs, using section headers to break up topics, colour contrast and how to check the logical reading order on slides. Of course, we’ll talk about alt text on images and tables on slides!
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