Complete the Module 7: DOCUMENT ACCESSIBILITY – Word checklist to make sure you’ve completed all of the required and additional / optional tasks.
- Required Readings
The required readings for Module 7: DOCUMENT ACCESSIBILITY – Word provides students with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s (CNIB) Clear Print Accessibility Guidelines to support writing that is easy on the eyes. As well as AccessAbility, a practical handbook on accessible graphic design. Students are required to read pages 4-10 in the AccessAbility handbook and all of the CNIB’s Clear Print Accessibility Guidelines BEFORE coming to class.
- Additional Readings
The additional readings or optional resources are provided to support further learning and understanding around creating accessible documents. These resources support Word documents, but also all other documents you will be creating, including: PDF, InDesign and WordPress. These readings are not required of you; however they will benefit your understanding of the content being discussed in class.
- Required Watching
The required watching video provides students with the following:
- Video 1: Lynda.com (3:06) Understanding the experience for users with visual impairments (opens new window)
- Video 2: Lynda.com (40:39) Creating Accessible Word Documents (opens new window)
Both of these videos are to be watched BEFORE you attend class as they will support your understanding of accessibility and how to create accessible documents.
- Additional Watching
These videos are not required to be watched; however if you are interested in creating accessible Excel and PowerPoint documents these video tutorials will help. We will not be reviewing these in class.
- Video 1: Lynda.com: Creating Accessible Excel Workbooks (opens new window)
- Video 2: Lynda.com: Creating Accessible PowerPoint Documents (opens new window)
Each week the PowerPoint being presented in class will be provided in advance for your consideration and support your note taking efforts. The PowerPoint does not provide all of the information, notes will be required of each student. Participation in class activities will support learning and understanding, please make sure you attend all classes.
- Task 6
Time in class will be given to complete your Document Accessibility: WORD assignment, however if you did not complete it in class please make sure you complete it by the due date.
Create journalism content using Universal Design which will be accessible in all formats including digital audio, video, and print media, and web content. Articulate the disability perspective through integrated learning opportunities applicable to the field of journalism. Identify the principles and practices of pertinent legislation and standard Web guidelines. Demonstrate the appropriate professionalism.
Module 1: Legislation
Module 2: Disability Perspective
Module 3: Alternative Communication
Module 4: Assistive Technologies
Module 5: Accessible Meetings & Events
Module 6: Video Captioning
Module 7: Document Accessibility - Word
Module 8: Document Accessibility - PDF
Module 9 - Web Accessibility
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