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Creating Accessible Audit Reports in Word

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Date(s): Dec 14, 2020
Time: 8:00AM - 1:30PM
Registration Fee: $259.00
Cancellation Date: Dec 07, 2020
Location: Online

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.

Potential CPE Credits: 6.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: BEGINNING
Category: 02 Auditing

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.


Darla Cloud

Darla Cloud has been teaching computer classes for over 27 years. She has earned the various Microsoft Office certifications acknowledging her expertise in Microsoft products. Darla is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Technical Trainer. In addition to Darla’s years of teaching, she has over seven years of accounting experience. Darla’s accounting experience and love of teaching help make her an excellent trainer. She has spent years learning tips, tricks and shortcuts that she will pass on during her classes.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

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