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At JN Software our Accessibility training classes come in 1 standard level. Please see the course page for an outline of specific topics covered in the class.

Creating Accessible Documents
in Microsoft Office

Designed for: All users who wish to create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documentation that is clear and accessible to a wider audience, including those with visual, audial, or cognitive disabilities.
  • All users of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Goals: By the end of this 2-day class you’ll understand what accessibility is and how to use best practices and the tools available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create content that will be clear and understandable to any users with disabilities. You will:
  • Understand accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Use best practices to style and format text
  • Apply simple and clear writing techniques
  • Appreciate how colour and contrast, fonts, types, and ligatures impact accessibility
  • Use alternative text and captions with images and objects
  • Understand how to work with Excel workbooks properly to make them accessible
  • Work with Themes, Slide Layouts, and Reading Order to make PowerPoint presentations accessible
  • Properly convert documents to PDF to preserve accessibility formatting
  • And much more...
Upcoming Classes:
  • September 28 & 29, 2020 9am to 4pm EDT
  • December 9 & 10, 2020 9am to 4pm EST
  • February 25 & 26, 2021 9am to 4pm EST
Creating Accessible Documents
in Word

Designed for: All users who wish to specifically create Word documentation that is clear and accessible to a wider audience, including those with visual, audial, or cognitive disabilities.
  • All users of Microsoft Word
Goals: By the end of this 1-day class you’ll understand what accessibility is, and how to use best practices and the tools available in Word to create content that will be clear and understandable to any users with disabilities. You will:
  • Understand accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Use best practices to style and format text
  • Apply simple and clear writing techniques
  • Appreciate how colour and contrast, fonts, types, and ligatures impact accessibility
  • Use alternative text and captions with images and objects
  • Create accessible tables of contents and tables of figures
  • Enable the DAISY reader snap-in
  • And much more...
Upcoming Classes:
No public classes are currently scheduled...
Click More Info to learn more, submit a question or request a private class.
Creating Accessible Documents
in Visio

Designed for: All users who need to create Visio diagrams that will be accessible to users with disabilities. You may need to work with clients or employees with visual, audial, or cognitive disabilities, or to be compliant with AODA or other accessibility rules and regulations.
  • All users of Microsoft Visio
Goals: By the end of this 1-day class you’ll understand what accessibility is, and how to apply best practices and tools within Visio to work with the key components of a diagram. You will also learn how to plan properly and lay out diagrams with the correct reading order or tab order. You will:
  • Understand accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Use best practices to format text for those with disabilities
  • Learn the rights and wrongs of page numbering
  • Understand how colour and contrast impacts accessibility
  • Understand reading order and assistive technologies when creating your diagrams
  • Create high quality alternate text entries
  • Use screen tips and hyperlinks effectively
  • And much more...
Upcoming Classes:
No public classes are currently scheduled...
Click More Info to learn more, submit a question or request a private class.
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With JN Software you can learn to...

  • Work Efficiently
    • Structure your documents for accessibility with headings and styles
    • Use alternative text and captions with images and objects
    • Build tables of figures to navigate your Word documents
  • Work Effectively
    • Create accessible templates/li>
    • Learn how contrast and colour impacts accessibility
    • Understand how PowerPoint animations and transitions may affect screen readers
  • Work Brilliantly
    • Perform essential planning by basing your content on the correct reading order
    • Make charts that are accessible
    • Make videos accessible to visual- and hearing-impaired users
  • And More!

Accessibility Training That Gives You the Edge

Sign up now for our Accessibility courses to help you:
  • Use the readability and legibility tools in Microsoft Word
  • Properly use column and section breaks for accessible documents
  • Make hyperlinks more accessible
  • Use tables of figures to navigate your Word document
  • Use named ranges and header names in Excel
  • Make charts that are accessible
  • Pay attention to cell focus when saving spreadsheets
  • Understand important layout considerations for PowerPoint slides or Visio diagrams
  • Appreciate how animations and transitions may affect screen readers
  • Use appropriate fonts, contrasts, and colours
  • And so much more…

Why You Need It

Creating accessible content in Microsoft Office is an important part of keeping compliant with AODA regulations. But it also shows that you care about your clients and employees. Make sure your Office content complies with current legal requirements while also maintaining credibility by showing how much you care about reaching all those in your audience, and not just some of them.

Microsoft Office includes several tools to help create accessible content. You need to become familiar with using those tools, along with best practice methods of creating content.

These Accessibility training classes provide students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to author documents, spreadsheets, slides, or Visio diagrams that are accessible to a wider audience that includes those with disabilities.

  • Want to understand what AODA is and how to apply it?
  • Need to create simple or complex Word or Excel files that can be accessed by users with disabilities or screen readers?
  • Want to create a video from PowerPoint that is accessible to those with visual or audial impairments?
  • Need to create accessible Visio diagrams that can be used by those with assistive technologies?
Our Accessibility training is the perfect solution. With it you can learn the best practice methods and tools you need to create accessible content with the Microsoft suite of programs.

At JN Software our Accessibility training classes come in a single standard level covering an introduction to the importance of accessibility and how to use tools and best practices to work with it. Please see the course page for an outline of specific topics covered.

Available With These Courses

Your course comes with the following

PDF Manual

Take the manual anywhere and save the environment with an electronic copy of your training manual for use on any of your computers or devices

After Training Support

Get 30 days of live 24/7 after training support via phone, email and online chat to help apply what you’ve learned
Order the following add-ons for your session

Printed Manual

Instead of the PDF that comes with your course, purchase a printed paper manual for use during your class and future reference

Quick Reference Cards

Add reference cards to your session and receive durable, full-color reference cards with helpful hints and tips for use after your course is completed

How You’ll Learn

With our Accessibility training you’ll learn from experienced friendly facilitators who know how to make you feel comfortable in your learning environment.

One-on-one tutoring provides the best student experience, allowing the trainer to work along with you in-depth on your workflow and specific needs.

Private group classes provide a more cost-effective way to train multiple students in the same organization, with the training optimized to focus on the topics you or your team specifically need.

These classes can be conveniently delivered right at your location, saving you the hassle of travelling offsite.

We even offer public courses online for complete flexibility.

Why Learn With Us

At JN Software Consulting we care about you and your individual training requirements. We will help you find and use the tools you need to create accessible Office content. We offer private training, and also consulting services, to enable you to communicate and work together successfully with Microsoft Office and its many accessibility features. We can help you customize your course with virtually no stress and with very competitive pricing.

We care, and we are there for you every step of the way. We go above and beyond to help guarantee your training success with our after-training support options as well.

Contact us today to book your worry-free Accessibility training. Working with us is easy!

Tailor or Customize Your Course

We can also provide customized accessibility training to suit your specific requirements, even using your own files if desired.

Tailored Training
Your manual will follow our standard course outline, but your class can be tailored to focus on the subjects that are most important to you. Let us know what you want, and we’ll work with you to develop the course you’d like.

Use Your Own Files
Whether it's one-on-one or group training you can give us files to include in your training session and help you apply what you learn even more!