Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Creating Accessible Documents - Fall 2023

Microsoft Word logoWorkshop Description

Accessibility is the key to creating inclusive learning spaces for students with disabilities. This one-week fully online workshop provides faculty with hands-on experience creating accessible Word documents, in alignment with the requirements and standards set by the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative: (CSU ATI), Federal Law (Section 508), and Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). 


Workshop learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  1. Explain why course materials need to be accessible for students with disabilities.
  2. Identify Federal, State, and Cal Poly accessibility requirements.
  3. Create an accessible Word document and convert to PDF.

Workshop dates for Fall 2023

This one-week workshop is offered during the following weeks:

  • October 2 - 8
  • October 30 - November 5
  • November 27 – December 3 

Time commitment: 6-8 hours.
Stipend: $100 for eligible participants. 

To reserve your seat in this workshop, please complete the registration form below. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. Limited enrollment; faculty and instructors only.

Before you register, please review the CTLT Stipend Policy to ensure you are eligible to receive a stipend for this workshop. If you have any questions, please contact your college Dean or Chair.

Facilitator:  Pam Dougherty, Instructional Designer and Accessibility Specialist, CTLT

Email: padoughe@calpoly.edu


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