How to create Accessible Documents

Date: Friday, 28th February 2020 Postponed
Venue: Scottish Sensory Centre, Edinburgh
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Fee: £120

person holding a document with large print


Producing alternative formats of documents is more often than not considered to be time-consuming, and therefore, a costly exercise. This is mainly because users are unaware of the proper use of popular software, such as Word for Windows. Time can be saved by the originators of documents acquiring a few basic skills – even if NOT required for any alternative form of output.

This course will show participants how to prepare well formatted and Styled Word documents, be they normal text or by using Word Templates. As a result, Large Print and braille materials are easily created by the application of custom Word Templates.

The course will also show how mathematical material can be handled.

This is a practical course and participants must bring their own laptop running Microsoft Word.

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Target Audience

Teachers of visual impaired, support staff who transcribe materials, transcription staff, and class teachers.


George Bell, Techno-Vision Systems Ltd (TVS).

George Bell is originally from Edinburgh. He formed Techno-Vision Systems Ltd (TVS) over 30 years ago, specialising in products and services for blind and partially sighted people, finally specialising mostly in Braille. TVS’s partnership with Duxbury Systems, resulted in George authoring their braille translator’s Help system. This has taken George to braille producers in many places world-wide from Iceland to many parts of Africa, Europe and North America.