Learn how to use Vision Australia’s Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) – a unique tool that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word.
Designed to increase accessibility awareness and help make document accessibility an everyday business practice, this course supports individuals and whole organisations to use the DAT effectively and with confidence.
Featuring how-to videos, interactive activities, real-world examples and downloadable tip sheets, DAT 101 is an essential resource in any organisation’s accessibility strategy.
This course covers the following topics:
- Understanding accessibility
- Why is document accessibility important?
- What makes a document accessible?
- What is the DAT?
- DAT key features and benefits
- How to add a document title
- How to apply title and heading styles
- How to create a properly spaced bulleted list
- How to add alternative text to images
- How to create a data table optimised for accessibility
- How to create accessible hyperlinks
- How to add a table of contents
- How to find and correct insufficient colour contrast
- How to run an accessibility check
- How to save your document as an HTML web page
- How to remove metadata from your document
- How to use the DAT’s in-built screen reader
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
- Describe why accessibility is important
- Identify what makes a document accessible
- Use each DAT function and describe its benefits
- Create an accessible Word document using the DAT.
By implementing this course your organisation can:
- Drive accessibility awareness and implementation across all business areas
- Upskill staff in accessible document creation
- Facilitate a strategic approach to document accessibility
- Demonstrate a commitment to social and digital inclusion
- Reduce staff resistance to accessibility
- Support staff to implement accessibility as part of their day-to-day processes
- Improve the accessibility of content produced across a range of digital formats
- Save time and money on accessibility remediation
- Fulfil its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act and Digital Service Standard.
The content contained in this course is suitable for:
- Microsoft Word users
- People who want to learn how to use the DAT
- People who want to learn how to make their Word documents more accessible to people with disabilities or impairments.
Approximately 60 minutes
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Learners will need access to the DAT in order to complete this course. Available for free download, the DAT is compatible with Microsoft Office 2010–2016 on a PC.
The download file can be used with a tool (e.g. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager) to package and distribute to computers across a whole division or organisation.
Visit the DAT page on Vision Australia’s website at http://www.visionaustralia.org/dat.