Webinar: Accessible Digital Documents – Introduction

Program Description

Website - construction sceneRecorded: August 30, 2019 – Today’s digital environment involves the use of content and materials that take many forms. Website, word-processed documents, presentation applications (PowerPoint), PDFs and videos, are the norm. However, to comply with laws and polices we need to ensure all digital materials are fully accessible to everyone.

In this 2-hour introductory presentation, the issues and methods related to the creation of accessible digital documents will be discussed. Procedures for assessing content for accessibility and team work-flows that can ensure your digital content successfully meets accessibility standards will be examined.

This presentation will cover accessibility for:

  • Website structures and content
  • Digital “office” documents (word-processor, presentation and spreadsheet software)
  • Digital conversions of office documents to Portable Document Format (PDF)

Learning objectives:

  • How do people with disabilities “access” digital content.
  • What are the laws/rules that pertain to web accessibility.
  • How to create accessible documents
  • Lean how you can I tell if you digital documents accessible to people with disabilities?
  • What resources are available.


John E. Brandt, is the Training Coordinator for the Maine CITE Coordinating Center. John has served as a web designer and developer and consulted on accessible web design since 1999.


Recording of the webinar – to view the closed captions, use the CC button at bottom of the video player toolbar.

Here are the handout materials associated with this webinar:

This presentation requires viewing of two videos: