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Course Detail

Creating Accessible Documents (external)

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Course code
BH 21/065 

This elearning from our Orbis Partner, Surrey County Council, is useful for everyone. 


This course will give a better understanding of:

  • Why it is important to create documents that are accessible for all staff, customers, service users and residents
  • How to use the functions in Microsoft Word to make the documents you create accessible
  • The correct way to convert your document into a PDF file and retain the accessible formatting


The course applies to documents such as PDFs, Word, Excel etc that are being put online. 


Web pages and documents for printing or offline use have similar concerns. While they are not fully covered here many of the same principles apply to them.


This introduction focuses on the issues most frequently encountered and that will provide the greatest benefit if fixed.



Full Description

By the end of the course, you will know:

  • Why we need to make all our documents accessible
  • How to use the Style settings to create headings
  • The best way to use images in your documents
  • When you should use tables and how to make sure they can be read by screen-readers
  • How to use language that will be understandable to a wide audience
  • How you should save your document.
Fair and Inclusive
Personal and Professional Development 
Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff
For anyone where relevant to role
Estimated Duration
1 hour