[Athen] EASI Webinar: Accessible Tables in Word and Excel

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 11:54:14 PDT 2009

EASI Webinar: Accessible Tables in Word and Excel
June 24 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: Dan Clark, Freedom Scientific Training Department and hosted by
Norm Coombs from EASI
This Webinar will be 90 minutes long and involve you in hands-on activities.
Wednesday June 24 from 2 till 3:30 Eastern.
Central time 1 till 2:30
Mountain noon till 1:30
Pacific 11 AM till 12:30
(Note this is the first Webinar in a 2-part series. Part 2 will be on
August 26 and will cover Accessible Tables in PDF and HTML)

People who use tables in Microsoft Word or ranges in Microsoft Excel on a
regular basis know how quickly one can get lost in the maze of rows and
columns without the use of row and column titles.
Learn to use the bookmark feature in Word and the naming function in Excel
to create built-in column and row header names for a cell or a range of
cells. JAWS looks for certain specific names to identify which cells
contain row and column titles. If the titles are defined in this fashion,
the information is stored right in the document rather than in a JAWS file
and can be used to speak the title information to anyone using JAWS 6.1 or
later. Furthermore, anyone can build these row and column names into a
table or range without even having JAWS installed.

Learn some easily applied principles that increase the accessibility of
documents you create. In addition, learn how users can more easily access
information by knowing helpful features in their adaptive technology.
NOTE: This webinar will be approximately one and a half hours in length (90
minutes) to allow time for interactive practice. Participants will be given
the opportunity to switch away from the presentation room (while still
listening to the instructor) to use sample practice documents that will be
provided in advance. The practice documents open in Microsoft Word and in
Microsoft Excel.

Read more and register online for this free Webinar from:

Norm Coombs
CEO EASI Equal Access to Software and Information

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