eAccessibility

Universal design is a practice that creates resources that can be used by the widest spectrum of potential online visitors, rather than an idealized average.  This practice considers the needs of individuals with disabilities, older persons, people for whom English is a second language and those using outdated hardware and software.

Our eAccessibility training embraces learner diversity through inclusive design.  Learner diversity covers variation in capabilities, needs and aspirations.  Inclusive design respects the contribution of diverse learners and includes as many people as possible.  The power of the web is in its universality.  Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created accessibility training for Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher), Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.  Please find links to the courses that have been created for your use, or Request the Toolkit if you would like to learn how to implement incremental and sustainable universal design practices.

When we design for all, we increase our chances of justice for all. ~ John Lawrence

Microsoft Office

MS Office product icons - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher

Accessibility training for Microsoft Office products; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher.

Most of the instructions included apply to all of the Microsoft Office products, and by default the focus is on Microsoft Word. If instructions differ by product, a logo of the product the instructions are for are next to the steps. Instructions for both Windows and Mac users are included in the training.

Microsoft Office 2016 or Microsoft Office 365 (installed apps, not the online version) is recommended for Windows users. Microsoft Office 365 (installed apps, not the online version) is recommended for Mac users. Images and instructions may vary slightly if you are using a different version.

Please Note the courses are currently only available to ISU and ISU Extension and Outreach staff.

Public courses will be available at a later date.

Adobe InDesign

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Accessibility training for Adobe InDesign.

The training will help you maximize accessibility when building new InDesign documents. Design and layout decisions will determine how easy or hard remediating for accessibility will be, so considering accessibility issues from the beginning of the document design could minimize the amount of labor required during remediation in Acrobat Pro.

InDesign CC 2019 is recommended. If you are using a different version, images and instructions may vary slightly. Instructions for both Windows and Mac users are included in the training.

Please Note the courses are currently only available to ISU and ISU Extension and Outreach staff.

Public courses will be available at a later date.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

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Accessibility training for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

The training provided will help you maximize the accessibility of a PDF document.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2019 is recommended. If you are using a different version, images and instructions may vary slightly. Instructions for both Windows and Mac users are included in the training.

Please Note the courses are currently only available to ISU and ISU Extension and Outreach staff.

Public courses will be available at a later date.