Dear Access Partners:
I hope you all have had a good start for the spring semester. IT is offering great short courses
on information accessibility. See the list below. Sign up through the IT Short Course page at
ACC001: What you need to know about UM and digital accessibility
Jan 28, 2016 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm LA 139
A quick overview of Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) with a focus on
what support is available for you followed by practical step-by-step instructions for creating
accessible documents. Iíll leave time for a short question and answer period. Attend either in
person or while sitting in your office and participating from a distance. (Please email or call
instructor (243-5452) for directions on how to take the class remotely no less than 24 hours
before the class.)
ACC301: Accessible documents
Feb 2, 2016 10:10 am - 11:00 am
Apr 5, 2016 10:10 am - 11:00 am
All University communication, educational documents, and information should be accessible to
everyone. If you have an interest in making your Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents,
.pdfs and even emails more accessible, join us for this informative overview on software
features and tools that will help get you started.
ACC305 - Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
Feb 11, 2016 2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
This session will cover accessible digital presentation options for courses and websites. Come
for a thorough discussion of accessible presentation options while both creating new and
double-checking existing PowerPoints.
ACC306: Working with PDFs to create accessibility
Feb 2, 2016 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Mar 1, 2016 10:10 am - 11:00 am
May 3, 2016 10:10 am - 11:00 am
Much of the accessibility discussion on campus has focused on creating accessible documents
from the start. This class will focus on what to do with existing inaccessible or largely
ACC390: Alt tag-athon
Feb 5, 2016 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Visual-only items in documents and on web sites are not accessible without alt tags. This
includes simple images, complex drawings and pictures and charts and graphs. Bring your
most difficult images to workshop to learn and practice basic principles that will help you know
how create great alt tags in difficult situations. (In conjunction with Montana Accessibility
Interest Groupís February presentation on complex images -
http://www.umt.edu/accessibility_group/.) You can take this course remotely. Please email the
instructor at later than 24 hours before the class if you wish to attend from a distance!
ACC401 - Captioning options at UM
Feb 1, 2016 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
This course will cover several options for obtaining and, if you wish, helping provide captions.
The final minutes will be dedicated to discussing how to place or use the recordings on web
pages or in Moodle. You can take this course remotely. Please email the instructor at later
than 24 hours before the class if you wish to attend from a distance!
ACC501 - EIT Accessibility and Procurement - Admin
Feb 24, 2016 10:10 am - 11:00 am
UM has established an EIT accessibility review. Come to this brief overview to learn about this
process, the standards used for evaluation and how to zip through it. You can take this course
remotely. Please email the instructor at later than 24 hours before the class if you wish to
attend from a distance!
CoP 100: CommonLook / Publication User Group
Feb 11, 2016 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
CommonLook augments Adobe Acrobat Pro work with inaccessible PDFs. Join the small
group of individuals creating publications and/or using this product to pick up some tips and
tricks and start building a community of practice (CoP).
Disability Services for Students
University of Montana