Creating Accessible Content

Date: June 5, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Program Description

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Creating accessible content is important for many reasons beyond the possible legal requirements. It helps you reach more people and ensures readers do not miss critical information. When content is fully accessible, it benefits people with vision impairments, learning disabilities, color blindness, and many others. Accessibility is important for individuals, businesses, and society.

This webinar will discuss the principles of creating accessible content for print or digital material, including video, audio, and social media. The presenter will walk you through creating accessible content using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint on a PC. The concepts presented can also be applied to other platforms.

The areas addressed in the training include the following:

  • Visual presentation: Participants will learn about font size, type, color contrast, and slide layout.
  • Document navigation: Participants will learn how to use built-in features to create accessible headings, making the document easier to navigate for individuals using screen readers.
  • Built-in tools: Participants will learn how to create accessible tables, lists, and columns.
  • Hyperlinks: Participants will learn how to create hyperlinks in an accessible manner, not just a visual format.
  •  Alt-text: Participants will learn about alt-text and why it is needed, as well as step-by-step instructions for creating alt-text in presentations.
  •  Accessibility checkers: Participants will learn about built-in accessibility checkers, and additional manual checking to be considered.

Video Captioning and Audio Descriptions: Participants will learn about options for hard-of-hearing and blind communities to experience digital media.


Jessi Wright, Maine CITE Director – Jessi is an assistive technology professional overseeing Maine CITE, the state assistive technology program in Maine. She has worked in the disability field for over 15 years in various capacities around the country including residential programs, providing autism services, teaching in special education, university disability services, and working closely with vocational rehabilitation. 


How to Access this Webinar

>>Please use this link to register for this webinar

Please see directions for how to use the Zoom Webinar system including the accessibility features.

Certificates of Attendance

Participants attending the live webinar will receive a link to a short program evaluation form at the end of the presentation. Certificates of Attendance will be sent (via e-mail) to those who have completed this evaluation form.


Maine CITE provides live transcription via CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) as well as a link for streamtext for all webinars. If you need another accommodation to attend the webinar, please contact Maine CITE on or before May 29, 2024 via email at or by calling 207-621-3195. 

Rev: 5/7/24