Document Accessibility Fundamentals Course

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Document Accessibility Fundamentals Course

Course Description:

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The Document Accessibility Fundamentals (DAF) Course is comprised of a series of self-guided, self-paced modules which provide content authors with a foundational understanding of how to create accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents.
Individuals completing this course will earn the Document Accessibility Fundamentals badge opens a new window, having demonstrated how to create accessible documents (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) using Microsoft 365 and Acrobat Pro DC. This includes, for example, adding alt text for images, styles for document structure, and using effective color contrast. They have also demonstrated how to identify and fix document accessibility-related issues using built-in and 3rd-party accessibility checkers.
Course Length: Approximately 4-6 weeks
Compensation: Varies

Interested in becoming a Document Accessibility Pro?

If you are interested in joining our Spring 2023 DAF Cohort, complete the DAF Course Application Form opens a new window. Applications will be accepted through March 24th. Anticipated start date is March 31st. Space is limited (25 applicants), so apply now!
For more details, contact the ATI’s Accessible Media Coordinator.

2023 DAF Course Results:

During the Spring and Summer 2023 semesters, ATI staff led Mason faculty and staff through DEI’s DAF Fundamentals Cohort. To date, 11 participants successfully complete the 2023 course, earning both an HR Impact Award and DEI’s Document Accessibility Fundamentals badge!