Accessible Word Documents
 Course ID: 1020930
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: 1020930
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance
Course Description:

Note:  This course was designed for MS Word 2003 and MS Word 2007.

This course is organized into the following four primary modules: 
1. What is Section 508? 
2. Making your Word documents accessible using HHS requirements and best practices 
3. Creating an accessible Word template and converting documents to other formats 
4. Checking document accessibility 

Prerequisites 

This course requires beginner-level proficiency in MS Word 2003 and 2007. The course does not provide instruction in MS Word, but provides methods to ensure that documents created in MS Word are accessible to persons with disabilities. 
All HHS staff must have a general understanding of Section 508 and are required to take HHS Section 508 Training, Phase I.* 
Managers and other staff who have a direct or indirect role with Section 508 compliance are required to take HHS Section 508 Training, Phase II
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to 
• Provide a basic interpretation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 
(29 U.S.C. 794d). 
• Identify reasons for creating documents that adhere to Section 508 guidelines. 
• Describe HHS accessibility requirements and apply best practices. 
• Identify MS Word features and processes to create documents that are accessible. 
• List steps for creating a template that will help to ensure that documents are accessible. 
• Describe methods to convert documents to other formats, such as PDF or HTML. 
• Check documents for Section 508 compliance and adherence to HHS standards. 

Course Goals 

• To provide information to HHS employees, contractors, and partners on the importance of adherence to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) 
• To create accessible documents, using Microsoft (MS) Word, that meet HHS acceptance criteria. 

Course Description 

This course explains how to use MS Word to ensure that documents are accessible. Topics include 
• Structuring documents 
• Using tools correctly 
• Using images and graphics 
• Applying best practices in accessibility 

Disclaimer

Guidelines presented here are based on CDC/SEPDPO's experience testing and developing e-learning products and Section 508-compliant tools and do not imply an endorsement of Lectora or any other product mentioned. Guidelines highlight CDC/SEPDPO's selected best practices, practices to avoid and procedures that are not Section 508 compliant.

 

 


 

 

Subject Area(s):
Disability
Workforce Development
Other
Computer Skills/Training
Audience(s):
Policy / Planner
Other
Public Health
Public Information / Media Specialists
Teacher / Faculty
Information Systems Professionals
Background/Role(s):
Administrative Support Staff
Administrators / Directors / Managers
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies: none
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/SEPDPO/EDAB
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Barbara Orisich
Phone: 404-498-6468
email: learning@cdc.gov
URL:
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User Reviews
 
(9 reviews)
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
November 06, 2013
 
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May 11, 2012
 
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
July 29, 2011
Helpful hints about how to make documents accessible, even if you don't work at HHS. The audio files demonstrating how a screen reader would read things was especially helpful since I don't have a screen reader to test my documents.
 
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January 11, 2011
Interesting review on how to create documents that are accessible - for screen reading devices and also for readers who are visually impaired. Problem with the course is computer error message kept appearing "Unable to find API device". I was able to navigate through the course, but when I got to the end to submit for a final score - just the error message appeared and unable to submit. Course should have been designed to prevent this. This course was not "accessible" because of this error.
 
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