Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Creating Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office (2014).
- Just before starting this course there are some things you should consider to get the most out of what we're about to cover. Now while you won't need any prior knowledge of accessibility, because we will explore that topic in detail, you should have some experience with the apps we'll be using to create accessible documents. This means having at least a basic familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I'm going to be working with Office 2013 on a Windows PC but the techniques we explore can be applied to other versions of Microsoft Office as well, including Office for Mac.
Now if you feel like you need to brush up on any of these Office apps, you'll find everything you need here at lynda.com from Up and Running courses, to the more in-depth Essential Training courses for each of these Office apps you'll be able to get up to speed in no time which will allow you to follow along with ease as we create accessible documents here in this course.
- Understanding document accessibility
- Best practices
- Using the Accessibility Checker in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Making text, images, and tables accessible in Word
- Using text-to-speech functionality
- Formatting cells
- Creating accessible objects, tables, and hyperlinks in Excel
- PowerPoint presentation guidelines for accessibility
- Adding alt text to media
- Considering object order for screen readers