Accessible Electronic Documents: Authoring Guide for Making an Accessible Document in MS Word 2010

Monday, February 2, 2015


NOTE: Due to weather on the East Coast this webinar has been rescheduled to February 2nd. This session of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar series follows on from the earlier webinar in this series on Accessible Communities of Practice (COP). See: (January 28, 2014). This webinar focuses on the work of a single community of practice, the Accessible Electronic Document Community of Practice (AED COP). The AED COP drafted and submitted the “Harmonized Processes for Section 508 Testing: Baseline Tests for Accessible Electronic Documents“”MS Word 2010“ as a best practice to the Best Practices subcommittee of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIOC. This best practice will establish the minimum steps required to determine whether an electronic document produced in Microsoft Office Word 2010 passes or fails Section 508 requirements. The tests have been agreed upon as part of an effort to provide a unified approach for Section 508 testing across government, to increase consistency and to build confidence in test results shared between agencies. The AED COP is creating additional resources for use by experienced 508 testers as well as document authors with little to no 508 experience. All resources are based on the agreed upon tests. This webinar will review the “DRAFT Authoring Guide for Making An Accessible Document in MS Word 2010.“

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Holly Anderson, Policy Liaison for Individuals with Disabilities, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Crystal Jones, Management and Program Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education