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Accessibility training: Optimizing Word and PowerPoint files

Hands-on session focusing on making Word and PowerPoint documents accessible to people with disabilities



Oct 20, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM


Online via Zoom

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This hands-on session will focus on optimizing materials for accessibility using tools in Word and PowerPoint. Participants will use these tools to create a Word document and a PowerPoint presentation that has been optimized for accessibility. Best practices for formatting and design will be discussed.


  • Explore best practices for optimizing for accessibility
  • Apply and modify heading styles
  • Format tables and lists
  • Add alternative text and captions to images

Registration and participation

Register online via the Penn State Learning Resource Network

  • The course is called "Accessibility: Optimizing Word and PowerPoint Files" if you need to search for it.

After registration, you will be provided with a link to join the session a few minutes before the start time in order to participate. This training session is behind WebAccess and requires a Penn State or Friends of Penn State (FPS) access account.