New Online Course for Creating Accessible Web Documents from The Center for Persons with Disabilities (UT UCEDD)

November 26, 2018

WebAIM, a project  at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, recently launched an online course--Accessible Documents: Word, PowerPoint, & Acrobat. In this video-based, independent-study course, participants learn how to create accessible documents in Word & PowerPoint, export them as PDFs, and optimize these PDFs in Acrobat.

As more faculty and staff are responsible for creating accessible documents, they need this knowledge and skill. While UCEDDs may want to provide this information to their own staff, they may also be uniquely positioned to assist their state as well as their main campus in knowledge and skill building efforts. The course is the result of an eighteen-month development process from a team of Instructional Designers and Subject Matter Experts whose combined experience in web accessibility totals more than 50 years. As an organization that is dedicated to "walking the talk", WebAIM dedicated a significant amount of time to ensure that the accessibility of all aspects of the course are optimized. In a survey of the the first cohort (n= 50), 92% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they had increased their knowledge and skills in the subject matter. Visit WebAIM's Document Accessibility Course page for more information.