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 that 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 taking the DAF course, complete the DAF Course Application Form opens a new window. The course is open year-round (July 1-June 30), but we are limited in how many applicants we can compensate in an academic year (i.e., 25 applicants).
We are now accepting applicants available for the 2024-2025 academic year. Apply now to reserve a space! For more details, contact the ATI’s Accessible Media Coordinator.

2023-2024 DAF Course Results:

During the 2023-2024 academic year, ATI staff led Mason faculty and staff through DEI’s DAF Fundamentals Course. We had 14 participants successfully complete the course, earning both an HR Impact Award and DEI’s Document Accessibility Fundamentals badge!