eLearning: Creating accessible content in Office 365

Do you need a cost-effective way to teach your staff about creating accessible content? Explore online learning about accessible content for staff to complete at their own pace

What will your colleagues learn?

This online learning module, tailored specifically for content authors using Office 365, will show anyone involved in the content lifecycle the practical steps to create accessible documents. The course covers:

  • headings
  • descriptive links
  • alternative text
  • fonts
  • colour and contrast
  • Outlook
  • creating PDFs from Office
  • PDF accessibility issues

Example documents and videos demonstrate how to use the key accessibility features within Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

For a flavour of the course content, this screenshot from the course shows part of the section describing the importance of appropriate and descriptive alt text:

Screenshot from Office 365 eLearning online module showing images of cats to demonstrate the importance of appropriate alt text. 4 images are featured - two of an adult cat snarling at something off camera, and two of a cute kitten sitting on a cushion. But with different alt text applied to the first two separate images - they both say 'a cat' whereas the other images are more descriptive as mentioned. The Left hand navigation of the webpage shows 'Digital Accessibility - Microsoft Office and Outlook' and then 'Course content, Headings, Descriptive links, Lists, Appearance, and Alt text' as the navigation options.

Colleagues can complete the course in their own time - it's completely flexible. It does not require any technical or accessibility knowledge. The course is aimed at any member of staff producing Word, Excel or PowerPoint content and those who use Microsoft Outlook.

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