Accessibility Training in Ottawa

Many people suffer from disabilities regarding vision, hearing, mobility, and cognitive differences such as dyslexia, seizures, and autism.

With new regulations for federal, provincial, state and municipal governments requiring that ‘public’ documentation must be made accessible, there is a need to have staff able to create such documentation now and in the future.

When creating content with Microsoft Office programs, you need to use various techniques and built-in tools to make it accessible to people with disabilities or anybody using assistive technologies.

 

Our Accessibility courses will help you:

  • Understand accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Use best practices to style and format text clearly
  • Apply simple and clear writing techniques, and include checks for readability and legibility
  • Understand how colour and contrast impacts accessibility
  • Use alternative text and captions with images and objects
  • Understand correct layouts and reading order And much more...

 

At Compuease, each of our Accessibility Training courses comes as a single 1-day course

 

Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Office
Learn what accessibility is, and how to use best practices within Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create content that will be clear and understandable to users with disabilities. In addition, you will learn how to use the tools available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to help you create accessible content.

This Accessibility training class provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to author documents, spreadsheets, and slides that are accessible to a wider audience that includes those with disabilities or assistive technologies.

  • Want to understand what AODA is and why it’s so important to you?
  • Need to create simple or complex Word documents that can be opened and read by users with disabilities?
  • Asked to create Excel spreadsheets that can be accessed on a screen reader?
  • Want to create a PowerPoint slideshow or video that is accessible to those with visual or audial impairments?

This course is designed for all users of Microsoft Office. It will allow you to understand the principles involved and to use the tools available to create clear and accessible Office content. It will also teach you the best methods to use for creating accessible content, which can be carried over into all the work you do. Learn how to create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint content that will be accessible to any users with disabilities.

 

Creating Accessible Documents Using Word
Learn what accessibility is, and how to use best practices and the tools available specifically within Word to create content that will be clear and understandable to any users with disabilities. Learn the principles and gain the practice needed to author fully accessible documentation.

  • Want to understand what AODA is and why it’s so important to you?
  • Need to include accessible columns or section breaks correctly?
  • Asked to add images or tables that are accessible?
  • Want to understand form fields, tags, and form navigation?

This course is designed for all users of Microsoft Word. It will allow you to understand and use the methods and tools available to create clear and accessible Word documents, and to convert these to PDF.

 

Creating Accessible Visio Diagrams
Learn what accessibility is, and how to use best practices along with the tools in Visio to plan, lay out, and create diagrams that will be clear and understandable to users with disabilities and assistive technologies.

  • Want to understand what AODA is and why it’s so important to you?
  • Need to include hyperlinks or screen tips that are effective and accessible?
  • Asked to create diagrams that include accessible fonts, formatting, images, tables, and charts?
  • Want to understand the use of assistive technologies and the importance of correct reading order or tab order?

This course is designed for all users of Microsoft Visio. It will allow you to understand the principles involved to create clear and accessible Visio diagrams that work and are compliant with government regulations.

 

Learn with Compuease!

Your Accessibility training will enable you to:

  • Apply best practices to create accessible Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Visio content
  • Share documents and spreadsheets that can be read on screen readers or in talking book formats
  • Create videos from PowerPoint that will be accessible to those with visual or audial impairments
  • Plan and lay out your content in the correct reading order for assistive technologies

Book your Accessibility training class with us today. Or, if you prefer, you can book a private training session with us in Ottawa. If you desire either one-on-one training for yourself, or group training for your office, let us know. We can send a trainer to your location or you can join us in our computer lab for your own private session. You can even customize the course for your own specific department.

We also happily offer public classes, taught in our modern training facility located conveniently in downtown Ottawa. In our public classes, you’ll learn clearly defined objectives in a small group with others at your level.

Take a look at our upcoming training calendar and click to register now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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