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    Accessibility training

    Document accessibility

    Learn how to make accessible documents, files and attachments.

    If possible, content on websites should be presented directly on the web page in HTML. However, sometimes separate attachments are necessary. In this training, you will learn how to make accessible Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDF files.

    In PDFs found online the same problems surface again and again: screen readers do not recognize document titles, and do not read lists or tables correctly. Images are missing text alternatives and the reading order doesn’t match the visual presentation. 

    This course covers both in theory and practice how to create titles, text alternatives, correct reading order and support accessibility features on different platforms. You will learn how to create a PDF file with all these features enabled. The training focuses on Word and PowerPoint documents, including creating PDFs. We will also cover Excel documents and editing existing PDF files using Adobe Acrobat and InDesign.

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify the most common accessibility issues with PDFs.
    • Create screen reader compatible headings, lists and tables.
    • Check for sufficient contrasts.
    • Add text alternatives to images.
    • Consider the reading order in documents.
    • Create accessible PDFs from Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files.




    Half a day


    A mix of theory and hands-on exercises


    Communication professional, content producer

    Empower your entire team with new skills

    Contact us to plan this training just for your team.

    Our developers at Southampton City Council were very happy with the training. The examples from our own website were really helpful, and we’ve already created lots of follow-up actions after the training. We also now know where to find more information on accessibility.

    Lucy Rowe
    Southampton City Council