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 http://apps.umt.edu/it/shortcourse/ 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 inaccessible documents. 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). ------------------- Mika Watanabe Coordinator Disability Services for Students University of Montana