Accessible Office Files
with Microsoft Office

Course Overview

This course is designed for students who need to make all their Office files accessible under the new law (ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (AODA). In this course, you will learn the Office features and commands to efficiently create accessible files.
Note: We have a separate course designed specifically for Word Accessible Documents.


Course InformationRelated Training

Duration: One-Day Course
Platform: Windows
Fee: Call for information

We recommend one to eight people for this course.

Course Content Download PDF (57kb)


Accessible Excel Files

PowerPoint Files

Accessible Outlook Emails

Application Overview: Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office lets you create files are viewed electronically. Governments and industries around the world are implementing policies that require electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities. Depending on your accessibility requirements, you may use Microsoft Office features to adjust layout and formatting including fonts, colour, lists and bullets, heading styles and paragraph styles. Tables, Charts, hyperlinks and bookmarks also have special considerations with accessibility.

Microsoft Office also has tool for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint called the Accessibility Checker is available that you can use to check your Word documents for any issues that might make it challenging for a user with a disability.

With Microsoft Office you can convert a document to PDF format, while maintaining some accessibility features and functions.

Users: Admin, Creative, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Marketing and IT Professionals as well as anyone who needs create, edit, assemble, publish and distribute electronic documents with accessible content.