Overview

09 Nov, 20229:30 am-4:30 pm
Online Training Course

Overview
On this course we will provide users with the knowledge they need to create accessible documents using the basic office packages, alongside more advanced skills, and tips. We find that this training is useful to a wide audience as most content creators within organisations do not have access to advanced publishing tools. This session will cover all of the basic principles public sector staff need to know in order to create accessible by design documents in accordance with legal requirements.

We also provide expert insight on best approaches for items such as planning documents under the regulations, with All Able now having a thoroughly worked exemption case for these documents.

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this training, delegates should have the knowledge and tools to:
  • Understand the legislation relating to accessible documents
  • Embed basic principles of accessible documents for the following platforms:
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
    • PDF
    • Email
  • Check documents for accessibility
  • Adopt technologies to help create accessible documents
  • Use accessible documents effectively

Agenda

9:30 am
Welcome And Clarification Of Learning Objectives
9:45 am
Session 1: An Introduction to Accessible Documents
  • How are documents covered in the legislation
  • Basic principles of creating accessible documents
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
11:00 am
Morning Break
11:10 am
Session 2: Checking For Accessibility
  • Understanding different document platforms
  • Checking for accessibility
    • Microsoft Accessibility Checker
    • Adobe Pro / InDesign accessibility checker

As part of the checking for accessibility session, attendees will be asked to suggest documents that we can review as a group. This can be done either in advance of the day or as the discussion unfolds.

Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
Session 3: Writing in Plain English (Part 1)
  • What is plain English?
  • Plain English and accessibility
  • How to write in plain English: core principles
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
2:00 pm
Session 4: Writing in Plain English (Part 2)
  • Group exercise: turning text into plain English
  • Exploring the benefit of plain English for your organisation
  • Plain English toolkit
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
2:50 pm
Afternoon Break
3:00 pm
Session 5: Using Technology for Accessible Documents
  • Technologies that can help create and use accessible documents
  • Creating accessible templates
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
3:30 pm
Session 6: Open Q&A

In this session you will have the opportunity to ask our experts all your accessibility questions, revisiting key sessions from the training and gaining key insights into how you can put what you’ve learned into practice.

Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
George Rhodes
George Rhodes
Accessibility Consultant
All Able
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Training Close

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