Creating Accessible Documents

Presenter: Suzanne Schaan

Presenter: Suzanne Schaan
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Length: 1.5 hours
Language: English
Level: Intermediate
Type: Instructional
Member price: $60
Non-member price: $100

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Editors are often responsible for creating final documents for users. This session explores how we can make Microsoft Office documents more accessible. Topics will include (but not be limited to) using the accessibility checker, creating heading structures, working with tables, remediating colour contrast, and setting reading order in PowerPoint. Practice documents will be provided for use during the session. 

Creating Accessible Documents complements the earlier Accessibility for Editors series, looking more closely at the technical side of document accessibility. 

Suzanne Schaan managed the developmental editors in Pearson Canada’s higher education division for many years. She was part of the first cohort to complete Pearson’s global accessibility specialist program, which became the base of training that she developed and delivered to in-house and freelance editors. She remains a strong advocate for accessibility as a part of the editorial process. Suzanne is currently the managing editor at AME Learning.