[Athen] Webinar 4-part Series on Accessibility Features of MS Office 2013

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 22:15:19 PDT 2013

EASI Fee-based 4-part Series:Introduction to Office 2013
Presenter: Karen McCall, M.Ed. Microsoft MVP 2010 for Word Canadian
delegate to the ISO/TC 171 committee Member of PDF/UA Universal Access
Working Group
Dates: September 17, October 1, 8 and 15
Times: 11 Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern

Are you thinking of upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013? Have you heard
about the new features, Signing into Office, changes to opening and saving
documents or adding Alt Text to images? Do you use Office from the keyboard
or with adaptive technology? And what the heck is Office 365? This series
of four webinars will answer most of these questions and more!

Week 1 – September 17: Getting Started
This week we’ll look at signing into Office, what that means, how to change
accounts, SkyDrive and some of the settings you should consider changing to
work with Microsoft Word more effectively.
This week we’ll also discuss the new items in the File/Backstage area and
how they impact the way you work and use Microsoft Word and Office.
Topics include saving and opening documents, the new location of custom
templates and how to use a template.

Week 2: October 1: Performing Tasks Differently
There are some new things you can do with or add to Word documents
including inserting video and Flash content, adding a screen image through
the Insert Ribbon and adding online pictures instead of Clip Art. We’ll
also look at a new tool, PDF Reflow, and how useful it might be if you need
access to untagged PDF documents.
Although Reading Layout isn’t accessible for people using screen reading or
Text-to-Speech tools, there are some capabilities in this view that might
be helpful for those using tablet computers and gestures.

Week 3: October 8: 2013 Outlook, –PowerPoint and OneNote
PowerPoint and Outlook have some changes that might affect the way you
create and present content. OneNote has some nifty tools and for those of
you who aren’t familiar with this application, this session will provide
you with the highlights of the tools available.
If time permits, Excel will be covered.

Week 4: October 15: Office 365 and the Office Web Apps
There has been much discussion and much more confusion about Office 365,
what it is, how it works and how accessible it is. This session is an
opportunity to get some answers!

If you need answers to specific questions, send them in advance of the
webinars so that your answers can be researched and added to the content!

EASI Annual Members take this link to go to the member-only passworded page
and register free

Non-members register online and make payment ($225) at the link
below.Select EASI Web conferences and use the date, September 17 and pay by
credit card, check or PO.

NOTE: Scholarships are available for this series:

Norm Coombs CEO EASI http://easi.cc

Helen Keller wrote, “Many persons have the wrong idea about what
constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Jesus said, “The Son of Man did
not come to be served, but to serve” (Mk 10:45 NKJV).

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