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How to create accessible Word docs

View this accessibility article by Zayira Jordan on the Inside Iowa State website. Inaccessibility can sneak into websites, email and other digital content in unexpected ways. Uploaded Word documents, for example. Many Word docs posted to the internet don't meet accessibility standards. Often, the problem is improperly structured documents that prevent voice-to-text screen readers from making sense of the documents. Poor structure also can hinder easy access for those with learning disabilities as well as general audiences.

Web Accessibility: Creating Online Content for All

This presentation will offer an introduction to web accessibility. Dr. Zayira Jordan, Web Accessibility Coordinator at Iowa State University, will explain Universal Design, the framework adopted by the university to develop online content that is accessible for all, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that inform such design. Dr. Jordan will also demonstrate a short tutorial on how to address the most common accessibility “blockers” and provide an overview of resources for online content development.