Access for All

Course outline:

This hands-on, practical course will help you create documents that can be accessed by everyone and will:

  • Outline the background to inclusive accessibility standards and their continued importance for all consumers of written information.
  • Highlight the importance of considering the needs of your audience when you produce documents.
  • Our Accessibility Consultant trainer will talk you through the skills required to produce documents in an accessible and understandable format, enabling people with a print disability and low levels of English literacy to access the content.

Topics:

  • Background to Accessibility and Australian Government policy/procurement.
  • Statistics of Australian adult language and literacy levels.
  • Understand how people with vision impairment or print disability engage with printed documentation.
  • Understanding who needs Easy English
  • Business impact of improving accessibility of printed documentation.
  • Step-by-step workshop to teach best practice processes for creating accessible documents.

Workshop covers:

  • Fundamentals of accessible Microsoft Word document creation.
  • Understand the differences between Plain language, Easy Read, and Easy English; and when each is required.
  • Step-by-step workshop to teach best practice processes for creating Easy English documents.
  • Discover additional resources to help create documents.
  • Document accessibility for people living with vision impairment and other print disabilities.
  • Understand the challenges in implementing Easy English in your workplace

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals and organisations with staff or customers living with print disability.
  • Individuals and organisations that produce printed documentation for the public including:
    • Brochures
    • Newsletters
    • Marketing materials
    • Flyers
    • Fact sheets
    • Letters
    • Surveys
    • Policy documents

Skill level:

This course is suitable for people with an intermediate understanding of Microsoft Word.

Course material:

Course material includes:

  • Step-by-step handbook for creating accessibility within Word documents, including Easy English text and images.
  • Tips and tricks to implement accessibility and speed up the editing process.

Workshop details:

Workshops are held at VisAbility in Victoria Park or can be arranged onsite at your own premises, for up to 30 participants.

Duration:

4 hours

Cost (face to face):

Group (2+): $1,200
Individual:
$300 per person

Cost (online):

Group (2+): $900
Individual:
$225 per person

2022 workshop dates:

  • Thursday 9 June 2022
  • Thursday 14 July 2022
  • Thursday 8 September 2022

Requirements:

  • Participants to bring a laptop or tablet with Microsoft Word installed.
  • (Onsite) Data projector and screen
  • (Onsite) Room set up in classroom format

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How to book training:

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Training Request Form B (March 2022)

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