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  • March 2002 Columns Magazine Feature: A Place Apart - Memorial Way
    today 101 trees grow along the one quarter mile segment of Memorial Way from N E 45th Street to the campus flagpole The entrance to the street while not enveloped by the trees is framed by two stone pylons that were placed there in 1928 They carry plaques with the names of University people who lost their lives in World War I The plaques are kept as alive as the

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  • Events & collaboration | Accessible Technology
    typically held in Allen Library Auditorium the 4th Thursday of each month 11 30 a m 1 00 p m unless otherwise announced on the email list The email address for the group is accessibleweb uw edu You can add or remove yourself from this list via the AccessibleWeb list management page The AccessWebU Blog includes notes from recent meetings A complete collection of email discussions are available in the AccessibleWeb List Archives Collaboration In the video IT Accessibility What Campus Leaders Have to Say featured on the Accessible Technology at the UW home page UW President Michael Young says Accessibility requires effort on the part of everyone in the higher education community faculty staff technology vendors If we all do our part our institutions can provide everyone with an equal opportunity to participate And we all benefit from the perspectives of a diverse group If you are a member of the UW Community you play an important role in our efforts to assure our university is accessible The UW has an active accessible technology community with many opportunities to get involved and engaged We look forward to collaborating with you Comments are closed Accessible Technology Our goal An inclusive university Getting Started Creating Documents Creating Videos Developing Websites Managing for accessibility Procuring IT Getting Help Events Collaboration Disability Resources Laws Policies UW accessibility highlights Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program English language programs Study abroad Graduation requirements Libraries Campus Life Husky Card Dining Student housing Student groups The HUB Husky sports IMA Diversity Hall Health Counseling Center University Book Store Computing support UW Police Holidays Leadership Board of

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  • Creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word | Accessible Technology
    4 etc Use lists Lists should be created using Word s built in tools for ordered numbered and unordered bulleted lists Without using these tools a list is not really a list which makes the content more difficult for screen reader users to fully understand Note that both ordered and unordered lists are highly customizable Just click on the arrow adjacent to the desired list button to design a list that meets your needs Add alternate text for Images In most versions of Word you can enter alternate text by right clicking an image and selecting Format Picture Within the Format Picture dialog select Alt Text To enter alt text in Office 2007 right click an image and select Size and Positioning Then select Alt Text Photo captured by Terrill Thompson Identify document language In Office 2011 Mac select Tools Language from the application menu to define the default language To define a different language for part of the document select each foreign language individually then select Tools Language to define the language for each In Office 2010 the same option is located in the Ribbon Within the Review tab select the Language button then select Set Proofing Language NOTE Currently language settings only effect accessibility of the Word document itself They do not survive when exported to PDF If PDF is the final format in which you intend to distribute your document you will need to define language in the PDF directly using Adobe Acrobat Pro For help see Fixing Inaccessible PDFs Using Acrobat Pro Use tables wisely Word has limitations when it comes to making tables accessible As explained in the Overview of Accessible Documents tables can be very difficult for screen reader users to understand unless they include markup that explicitly defines the relationships between all the parts e g headers and data cells For a simple table with one row of column headers and no nested rows or columns Word is up to the task However more complex tables can only be made accessible within HTML or Adobe PDF accessible table markup can be added to the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro Often complex tables can be simplified by breaking them into multiple simple tables with a heading above each For simple tables the only step necessary for accessibility is to identify which row contains the column headers To do this in Word select that row Table Select Row then right click the row and select Table Properties This brings up the Table Properties dialog In this dialog click the Row tab and check the checkbox that says Repeat as header row at the top of each page When exporting to PDF understand how to preserve accessibility There are right ways and wrong ways to export to PDF The steps required depends on which version of Microsoft Word you re using For details see Creating Accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word For more complex issues seek help As Word documents increase in complexity accessibility challenges can also

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  • Creating accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word | Accessible Technology
    Word is to ensure that the original Word document is accessible For steps see Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word Starting with an accessible Word document a goal when exporting to PDF is do so in a way that preserves the accessibility features of the Word document including heading structure alternate text for images and markup that explicitly identifies lists tables document language and other content that is important for accessibility Do not print to PDF This method of creating a PDF does not preserve the document s accessibility features The correct method of exporting to PDF depends on which version of Microsoft Office you re using Word 2013 and Word 2010 Windows Go to File Save As and select PDF from the choices provided By default this produces a PDF that preserves the document s accessibility features When saving select Options and be sure that Document structure tags for accessibility is checked This is checked by default but could become unchecked under certain circumstances If you select Minimize Size to reduce the size of your PDF be sure to repeat the preceding step as this option might uncheck the Document structure tags for accessibility checkbox Word 2007 and Word 2003 Windows Prior to Office 2010 exporting to an accessible PDF requires a plug in The Adobe PDFMaker Plugin ships with Adobe Acrobat Pro and the plugin is installed into Office and appears as an Adobe toolbar and menu item With this plug in installed use the Adobe toolbar or the Adobe menu item to Save As PDF By default this produces a PDF that preserves the document s accessibility features Word for Mac As of Word 2011 it is unfortunately not yet possible to export to accessible PDF from a Mac You can create an accessible Word document in Word 2011 but if you ultimately need to export the document to PDF that final step must be taken in Windows Comments are closed Accessible Technology Our goal An inclusive university Getting Started Creating Documents Creating Videos Developing Websites Managing for accessibility Procuring IT Getting Help Events Collaboration Disability Resources Laws Policies UW accessibility highlights Creating accessible documents Creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word Creating accessible PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro Creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign Creating accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word Fixing Inaccessible PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro Overview of accessible documents Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program English language programs Study abroad Graduation requirements Libraries Campus Life Husky Card Dining Student housing Student groups The HUB Husky sports IMA Diversity Hall Health Counseling Center University Book Store Computing support UW Police Holidays Leadership Board of Regents President s office Provost s office Vice presidents Vice provosts Deans and chancellors Futures Committee Government Relations Faculty Senate ASUW GPSS RHSA Portals Business Industry Diversity Educational Excellence Global

    Original URL path: http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/documents/pdf-word/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign | Accessible Technology
    Adobe InDesign Creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign Adobe made with the release of InDesign CS5 5 The following are some basic steps for creating accessible documents in InDesign These steps apply specifically to InDesign CS5 5 which includes significant improvements to accessibility support over previous versions For comparison sake each steps includes a note regarding how to attain a similar level of accessibility using CS4 For information that applies to later versions plus a variety of other instructional resources see the Adobe InDesign Accessibility site NOTE The remainder of this page is currently being updated by Terry and will completed prior to rollout Tips for optimizing accessibility in CS5 5 Create your document using paragraph styles Window Styles Paragraph Styles These aren t just a good idea they re required for accessibility Use them consistently throughout the document to define styles for all text including headings and sub headings For headings use styles that indicate the heading level e g Heading1 Heading2 within the organizational structure of the document headings should form an outline of the document Associate each of the styles you ve created with specific PDF tags From the Paragraph Styles options menu select Edit All Export Tags check the PDF radio button then select the relevant tags for each of your styles Add alt text to images Object Object Export Options Alt Text Establish content read order with the Articles panel Window Articles Simply drag content from the document into the Articles panel in the order in which it should be read by screen readers To drag multiple items select them in the correct read order using Shift click then drag them all at once to the Articles panel Export to PDF and be sure to select Acrobat 6 or higher for Compatibility and check the Create Tagged PDF checkbox Comments are closed Accessible Technology Our goal An inclusive university Getting Started Creating Documents Creating Videos Developing Websites Managing for accessibility Procuring IT Getting Help Events Collaboration Disability Resources Laws Policies UW accessibility highlights Creating accessible documents Creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word Creating accessible PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro Creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign Creating accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word Fixing Inaccessible PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro Overview of accessible documents Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program English language programs Study abroad Graduation requirements Libraries Campus Life Husky Card Dining Student housing Student groups The HUB Husky sports IMA Diversity Hall Health Counseling Center University Book Store Computing support UW Police Holidays Leadership Board of Regents President s office Provost s office Vice presidents Vice provosts Deans and chancellors Futures Committee Government Relations Faculty Senate ASUW GPSS RHSA Portals Business Industry Diversity Educational Excellence Global Affairs Research UW Foundation Visit the UW Planning a visit Things to do Tours Connect with us

    Original URL path: http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/documents/indesign/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Fixing Inaccessible PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro | Accessible Technology
    using Adobe Acrobat Pro Fixing Inaccessible PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro It is always best if possible to start with an accessible source document e g in Microsoft Word and export to an accessible PDF This way if the document is edited later the document s accessibility features will still be intact and when the document is exported again to PDF the accessibility features will again be passed to the PDF However if the original source document is not available accessibility features can be added to the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro Consult the following checklist to a check a PDF for accessibility and b fix any accessibility problems you find NOTE Modifying PDFs can have unpredictable results and there is no Undo Save often Saving multiple versions is recommended Does document have text If no covert to text View Tools Recognize Text Is document tagged Ctrl D Description tab If no add tags View Tools Accessibility Add Tags To Document Does document need to be touched up View Tools Accessibility Touch Up Reading Order Click decorative or redundant images then click background Add alt text to remaining images right click on image Edit alt text Rearrange order if needed click Show order panel drag items Are headings marked up as headings at appropriate levels Determine visually what the heading structure should be View Show Hide Navigation Panes Tags Use PDF text selector to highlight headings In Tag pane select Find Tag from Selection To change tag right click select Properties enter Alternate Text Does other markup need to be fixed Delete tag and start over from scratch Are URLs encoded as links If not Tools Document Processing Create Links from URLs Is the language of the document defined File Properties Advanced Language Check for any lingering errors Tools Accessibility Full check Comments are closed Accessible Technology Our goal An inclusive university Getting Started Creating Documents Creating Videos Developing Websites Managing for accessibility Procuring IT Getting Help Events Collaboration Disability Resources Laws Policies UW accessibility highlights Creating accessible documents Creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word Creating accessible PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro Creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign Creating accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word Fixing Inaccessible PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro Overview of accessible documents Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program English language programs Study abroad Graduation requirements Libraries Campus Life Husky Card Dining Student housing Student groups The HUB Husky sports IMA Diversity Hall Health Counseling Center University Book Store Computing support UW Police Holidays Leadership Board of Regents President s office Provost s office Vice presidents Vice provosts Deans and chancellors Futures Committee Government Relations Faculty Senate ASUW GPSS RHSA Portals Business Industry Diversity Educational Excellence Global Affairs Research UW Foundation Visit the UW Planning a visit Things to do Tours Connect with us Facebook YouTube

    Original URL path: http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/documents/pdf-acrobat/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Creating accessible PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro | Accessible Technology
    an electronic interactive form are Labels and prompts must be explicitly associated with the fields they represent Otherwise users who can t see the form may be unable to tell which labels and prompts accompany which fields The tab order must be logical As users navigate through a form using the keyboard they typically press tab to jump to the next field Ensuring proper tab sequence helps the user to focus on filling out the form rather than struggling to find their place after losing it The following two workflows list the steps for creating a new form and for fixing an existing form Creating accessible PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro Do not create an interactive form using the original authoring tools form features Do not create a tagged PDF Use Acrobat Pro to make form fields interactive Here s how Automatically detect markup form fields Tools Forms Create Manually add edit and form fields that weren t correctly detected Check tab order repair if needed Check all labels tooltips repair if needed Check group labels and options for radio buttons repair if needed Check labels for checkboxes repair if needed Checking and repairing an existing PDF form using Adobe Acrobat Pro Is form interactive If no proceed to Creating Accessible PDF Forms using Acrobat Pro Is tab order intuitive If no correct it Tools Forms Edit play with Tab Order select Close Form Editing when finished Are all text fields appropriately labeled How to tell Tools Forms Edit look in Properties for ToolTip of each field or Tab through form using Read Out Loud View Read Out Loud Activate Read Out Loud To fix labels on text fields Right click on field select Properties Enter a detailed easy to understand prompt as Tooltip Are radio buttons appropriately grouped and labeled All radio buttons in a set should have the same name Tooltip is the overall prompt for the set similar to legend in HTML Labels for individual radio buttons within the set are defined using the Button Value field in the Options tab Are checkboxes appropriately labeled Checkboxes can t be grouped like radio buttons The workaround is to be sure the prompt for the overall set of checkboxes is clear within the tooltip for each option for example Favorite Food Tofu Favorite Food Steak Favorite Food Pizza etc Finishing touches Tools Document Processing Create Links from URLs Tools Accessibility Add Tags To Document Repair tags as needed Tools Accessibility Full Check Comments are closed Accessible Technology Our goal An inclusive university Getting Started Creating Documents Creating Videos Developing Websites Managing for accessibility Procuring IT Getting Help Events Collaboration Disability Resources Laws Policies UW accessibility highlights Creating accessible documents Creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word Creating accessible PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro Creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign Creating accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word Fixing Inaccessible PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro Overview of accessible documents Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky

    Original URL path: http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/documents/pdf-forms/ (2014-06-24)
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  • Tools & resources | Accessible Technology
    validator a spell checker and a broken links checker all rolled into one tool allowing one click validation of your web pages It s available as a standalone application for Windows Mac OS X and Linux and is also available as a Firefox extension HTML Tidy A software library that evaluates and cleans up HTML automatically generating a reformatted i e tidied version HTML Tidy is integrated into the free web development editor HTML Kit is available in a Windows GUI version called TidyGUI and is available in an HTML Tidy Web Interface as a service from UW Technology Functional Accessibility Evaluator FAE Online web accessibility evaluator from the University of Illinois Is capable of crawling a website and providing a summary report plus reports for each individual page WAVE Developed by the folks at WebAIM this online tool evaluates the accessibility of a web page and shows results using icons and indicators embedded onto the original page AChecker This online web accessibility checker was developed by the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto Color checkers The W3C s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2 0 requires a specific contrast ratio between foreground and background colors There are several tools available for measuring contrast Colour Contrast Analyser This free application available in Windows and Mac versions makes it easy to check foreground background color combinations Both versions include an eyedropper tool for easily grabbing a particular color from anywhere on the screen WebAIM Color Contrast Checker This handy online tool includes a feature to lighten or darken existing colors until you find a combination that meets WCAG 2 0 requirements VisCheck Emulates websites as individual with various types of color blindness would perceive them Browser toolbars add ons and extensions Firefox Firebug An add on for Firefox that greatly speeds up the process of cracking problems in Web page behaviors As the product website explains you can edit debug and monitor CSS HTML and JavaScript live in any web page Accessibility Inspector Extension for Firebug Gives developers the ability to examine the accessibility features found in the Document Object Model DOM of web sites and web applications Firefox Web Developer Toolbar This highly useful toolbar is packed with features including many that help developers to create websites that are accessible WAVE Toolbar This toolbar from WebAIM is similar in some ways to the two preceding it in this list but provides a few unique features including the ability to run complete WAVE accessibility reports on a page with a single click FireEyes A feature rich accessibility plug in that is fully integrated with Firebug Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Developer Tools This toolkit is Microsoft s answer to the Firefox web Developer Toolbar is similarly feature rich and is built into IE 8 and higher just press F12 to activate it Web Accessibility Toolbar This toolbar provides a rich set of features for checking structure and accessibility of web pages Versions are currently available for Internet Explorer Continued development

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