Webinar Helps You Create Accessible Documents for Visually Impaired

Guide Dogs for the Blind UK are running a webinar on 8th September teaching participants how to make documents accessible for people with sight loss. Sarah Cheverton reports.

Are you an employer, community leader or activist who work with people with sight loss?If so, Guide Dogs UK have designed a special technology webinar to help you create accessible documents for the visually impaired.

The session is run by Richard Ilett, an assistive technology trainer with many years of experience. Richard will talk about  the process of creating accessible documents and resources, as well as things to consider so that people with vision impairments can access information.

This webinar is aimed at people, and or organisations looking to create accessible documents and present information in a style which is friendly to people with sight loss.

The agenda for the session is as follows:

  • Demo – JAWS – Accessible VS. Inaccessible document
  • Styled Headings – Why you should use styles
  • Using alternative text for images
  • New in office 365
  • Accessible Hyperlinks
  • Create a quick accessible PDF
  • Accessible Spreadsheets
  • and a Q&A with Richard and Martin

The webinar will take place on Zoom at 2pm on Tuesday 8th September and you can register to take part here.


Find out more about Guide Dogs UK here, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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