Make it Accessible Course Outline



Is your organisation's information accessible to all your readers? Are you making reasonable image of a pair of headphones and texbooksadjustments for your blind, low vision and dyslexic readers? Ensure your organisation is compliant with the Equality Duty by offering accessible information and alternative formats. This 1-day course introduces accessibility basics, as well as offering an overview of assistive software. A practical course, a large part of the day is spent 'hands-on' using text-to-speech software and creating large print, Braille and more.

Who is it for?

Those who need to make information accessible to internal or external clients, learners, co-workers or customers with partial sight, blindness, or special learning needs such as dyslexia. This course is particularly relevant for:

  • Employers & HR Departments
  • Charities and voluntary organisations
  • Local councils and government departments
  • Anyone obliged by the Equality Duty to offer accessible information

Course Objectives

  • Explain why accessible information is necessary
  • Make documentation accessible to users of assistive technology using proper structuring
  • Convert documents into Braille, DAISY talking books, MP3 audio files and large print

Course Content

  • Accessibility basics - Who needs accessible documents? Why is it important? How can we make information accessible?
  • Input documents - Effectively formatting input (source) documents. What types of documents can be made accessible?
  • Accessibility software - An overview of Guide and SuperNova; hands-on session using SaySo to access documents and web pages.
  • Making alternative formats with EasyConverter - Convert text into large print, MP3, DAISY talking book and Braille. Convert PDFs using the OCR editor.

Delivery

1-day course at Dolphin Computer Access in Worcester.

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