ADA Compliance - Creating Accessible Files in the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe - Intermediate

2 Hours, 15 Minutes


Delivery Method

UT Pro from New Horizons

This class is part of a 12‑month UT Pro Subscription

Course Overview

This course is designed to teach users the importance of ADA Compliance in an ever more accessible virtual world. The course will provide information on how best to format files within the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) as well as when using Adobe Acrobat to create .PDF files.

Course Objectives

Introduction , Creating ADA Compliant Microsoft Word Documents , Creating ADA Compliant Microsoft Excel Worksheet , Creating ADA Compliant Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations , Creating ADA Compliant PDFs , Conclusion

Course Prerequisites

General knowledge of ADA standards and ability to use the Microsoft 365 Suite and Adobe Acrobat at an intermediate level.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Creating ADA Compliant Microsoft Word Documents

  • What is an ADA Compliant Document?
  • Creating Accessible Headings Using Styles in Word
  • Formatting White Space in Word
  • Formatting Hyperlinks in Word
  • Formatting Graphical Objects in Word
  • Creating Accessible Tables in Word
  • Creating Accessible Lists in Word
  • Microsoft Word Accessibility Checker

3 - Creating ADA Compliant Microsoft Excel Worksheet

  • Creating Accessible Worksheets in Excel
  • Formatting Hyperlinks in Excel
  • Formatting Graphical Objects in Excel
  • Creating Accessible Charts in Excel
  • Creating Accessible Tables in Excel
  • Microsoft Excel Accessibility Checker

4 - Creating ADA Compliant Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations

  • Creating Accessible Presentations in PowerPoint
  • Formatting Hyperlinks in PowerPoint
  • Formatting Graphical Objects in PowerPoint
  • Creating Accessible Tables in PowerPoint
  • Creating Accessible Lists in PowerPoint
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibility Checker

5 - Creating ADA Compliant PDFs

  • Accessibility in Adobe Acrobat
  • Working with Scanned PDFs
  • Tagging a Document in Adobe Acrobat
  • Adding Alternative Text to Graphical Objects in Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Checker

6 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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