Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

As we learn from examining the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, much of digital accessibility hinges on an understanding of four core principles. In a similar sense, seven core skills can help you to attain a practical understanding of accessibility across a spectrum of technologies and content types. Nearly any digital document can be made more accessible simply by applying seven core skills of document design. These skills are simple to learn and understand and better yet, you may already know and use many of them without realizing how they contribute to document accessibility. 

Like WCAG, the core skills apply to a variety of common document formats. In this session, we will explore and demonstrate the Seven Core Skills in multiple contexts including SiteNow (Drupal), ICON (Canvas), Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF, and social media. Participants will learn techniques for creating more accessible documents, and the accessibility tools and features specific to each format. 

Registration is required for this virtual session. Participants will earn the 7 Skills badge for the 2024 Digital Accessibility Summer Camp.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact T.M. Weissenberger in advance at 319-384-3323 or itaccessibility@uiowa.edu.