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Digital Accessibility Courses Available for Purchase
Iowa Ag Connection - 02/19/2021

Five eCourse packages covering the actual process of producing accessible digital documents are available for purchase from the Extension Store, according to Kristi Elmore and Rachel Tendall with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

"These courses are available for single-user purchase at this time. They may be available for enterprise-level access at a later date," said Elmore, systems analyst.

The available e-course packages and prices are:

- Creating Accessible Digital Documents in Microsoft Office, $350.

- Creating Accessible Digital Documents in Adobe InDesign CC, $450.

- Creating Accessible Digital Documents in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, $450.

- Creating Accessible Digital Documents in Adobe InDesign CC and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, $750.

- Creating Accessible Digital Documents in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign CC and Adobe Acrobat Pro, $950.

The courses are available at no cost to those in the Iowa State University community. Anyone with an Iowa State email address may log in to the eAccessibility website to access the courses.

"When we design for all, we increase our chances of justice for all. That is the driving force behind ISU Extension and Outreach's eAccessibility initiative and the reason we developed these eCourses," said Tendall, digital properties manager.

"ISU Extension and Outreach started this initiative to bring our own resources into compliance with digital accessibility rules, regulations and best practices. That work continues, and now we're able to share what we've learned with a broader audience," added Elmore.

ISU Extension and Outreach also has publications covering digital accessibility language, standards, laws, and sustainable business models. The publications are appropriate for organizations that are beginning their accessibility journey and are available to download for free from the Extension Store, said Tendall.

For more information about the eAccessibility initiative and available materials, visit the ISU Extension and Outreach eAccessibility website at www.extension.iastate.edu/eaccessibility/.


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