Are You Accessible? Document Design that Makes a Difference


Check yourself!  You may find that your documents are not meeting accessibility guidelines.  Everyone in your audience should be able to access and read your documents, no matter their ability or disability.  Universal design is the name of the game!

This presentation will explain the principles of universal design where you will learn to create legally compliant documents that are accessible to all. We will explore tips and tools to examine your documents and discover accessibility features that simplify life for everyone.

  • Design Documents with Best Practices
  • Insert Links for Readability
  • Add Alternate Text to Images
  • Utilize Descriptive Headings
  • Apply Styles for Navigation
  • Add Contrast with Colors
  • Tell your Story with Charts
  • Find Accessibility Tools You Can Use

Bonus Handout: Are You Accessible Handout March 2021

Hot Tip: Have you found the Dictate Tool in your Microsoft Word and/or Voice Typing in Google Docs?  Hands-free typing is the way to go!  Try it today in your documents and even your emails.  Hint:  You will need the Dictation Extension for Gmail.

About Dawn Monroe : Dawn Monroe empowers business professionals with simplified technical training. As an educator for more than 26 years, Dawn translates technical concepts in a fun way that encourages ongoing skill development. From beginner to advanced, she engages her audiences, both remotely and in-person.  Dawn is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master (MOSM), Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT), Certified Virtual Educator (CVE) and Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP). Visit Dawn Monroe Training for more information.

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February 9, 2021

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