Making Documents Accessible

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:00am
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In this webinar we will be taking a look at documents and making them digitally accessible. Often times as web editors, we need to be able to provide Word documents or PDF downloads online for our site visitors. Along with keeping your website compliant with the WCAG 2.0 AA standards, it is also important to keep your documents at those same standards.

You will be able to see a demo revealing some quick tips on how to improve the accessibility of your Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat documents. We will also share resources for how you can learn more about keeping your documents accessible.

One might say, "There are SO many files to update! How can I tackle this?". Don't worry! We have some tips to ease your mind about facing the mountain of documents already on your site.

About Web Editor Webinars

Generally, sessions are held the first Thursday of each month at 10am.

The first 20 minutes of the webinar will be a presentation. The second 20 minutes will be office hours with website trainer(s), where you can ask questions about the topic of the day or any general website editing questions through the chat feature of Zoom. Sessions will be recorded and posted online.

Web Editor Webinars will be based on the Luggage platform developed by Biology IT with Iowa State University content editors in mind. Beyond the platform we will cover tips such as writing for the web and accessibility. Please join the conversation. All are welcome.

If you have questions about the webinars, interest in presenting, or topic ideas, please contact

Check out the webinar recording below.