SF State - Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)

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Document Accessibility Training

Top Programs Used to Create Documents

On this page you will find links to tutorials for:

The FAQ located in the Instructional Materials section is another helpful resource.


 

Microsoft Word Tutorials

 

These guides were written for Microsoft Word, for Windows and Macintosh.
Topics covered in these tutorials include creating accessible documents through the use of styles, hyperlinks, alternative text, and tables. Additionally, information about converting a Word document into an accessible PDF is included. Related resources are listed at the end of the tutorials. Go to the Microsoft Word Tutorials

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Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorials

These guides were written for Microsoft PowerPoint, for Windows and Macintosh.Topics covered in these tutorials include creating accessible PowerPoint through the use of slide layouts, alternate text for images, the notes pane, charts, graphs and hyperlinks. Related resources are listed at the end of the tutorials.

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Microsoft Excel Tutorials

In these tutorials you will learn how to use correct table order, header rows, define regions and add descriptive text to a table.

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Adobe Tutorials

These guides were written for Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional users, but most steps are compatible with version 8 as well. Differences between versions are noted when applicable. Topics covered include: How to prepare native documents in Word, PowerPoint or any other application so that they are accessible before converting them into PDF; The three steps to complete before a PDF is accessible which include reviewing, correcting, and performing a final review of your PDF; Advanced topics on working with scanned documents and PDF forms; An overview of alternate formats and their importance and a list of related resources.

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