ONLINE - SAO - Creating Accessible Audit Reports in Word 12/14/2020

Register for class here.

Length/CPE Hours

5 hours (1 day)

Class Time

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Method of Delivery

This class will be held online using GoTo Metting.  Class participants will receive a PDF of the book and will be able to access the class files online.

When you register, be sure to use the email that you would like your GoTo Metting invitation sent to.  The meeting invitation will be sent no later than 1 hour prior to the class. Check your junk mail if you do not receive an invitation, especially if you have a Gmail or Hotmail account.  You do not have to have a GoTo Metting subscription to participate.  

The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first GoTo Metting meeting and is also available for manual download here.

It is a good idea to download this prior to the online meeting.

Course Description

Why do Microsoft Word documents such as audit reports or correspondence need to be accessible? Accessible documents are more usable for individuals who have low vision or use a screen reader. However, not just people with disabilities need documents to be accessible. Accessible documents work well across all web browsers and with other devices. In this class we will identify the requirements for a Word document to be accessible.  We will discuss how to access and use the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities Productivity Tab.  We will work through the features in Microsoft Word that you will need to use to make your document accessible.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the requirements for a Word document to be accessible and create a report using the tools introduced in class.


  • Define Accessible Documents
  • Summary of Requirements for Accessibility
  • Things to Avoid
  • Using the Productivity Tab
  • Locate the Accessibility Checker
  • Convert Files in Compatibility Mode
  • Clear Formatting in a Document
  • Discuss and use Styles
  • Working with Figures and Pictures
  • Using Hyperlink
  • Creating Lists
  • Managing Colors and Contrast
  • Discuss How to Make Tables Accessible
  • Removing Watermarks
  • Discuss Document Properties
  • Working with Templates


  • Create Tables of Contents using Default Styles
  • Creating Custom Tables of Contents
  • Modifying and Updating Tables of Contents


The prerequisites for this course are an introductory Word course, or equivalent working knowledge of the software.

Event Properties

Event Date 12-14-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 12-14-2020 1:30 pm
Capacity 14
Available place 14
Cut off date 12-14-2020 8:00 am
Individual Price $259.00
Location ONLINE

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
3 269.00