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Accessible Documents- What are they, and how do I get one?

Accessible Documents- What are they, and how do I get one?

Jun 6

Accessible Documents- What are they, and how do I get one?
June 6, 2019 6-8 p.m. at LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco

Whether it’s a memo from the boss, a bill from the utility company, a meeting agenda, or the menu for your favorite restaurant, you must interact with many different documents every single week. We all can agree that it is nice when they are accessible and easy for us to use, but we don’t always agree on what makes a document accessible, or what to do if we’re unable to get one in time to be relevant.
Access to information is our right and we should be provided with documents we can most effectively use. However, many of the people who provide us with these documents do not understand what makes a document accessible.

Therefore, in this session, we will cover the following:
- What does an accessible document look like?
-Accessible vs. Usable?
-Which type of file is easiest for me to use?
-What is this, and how do I read it? (unfamiliar file types explained).
=What can you do if you receive a document you can’t use
-OCR (what is it and how do I use it?)
-Reader options
-Changing file types
-Giving the creator feedback they can use to create accessible documents.
-How to create your own accessible documents.
-Benefits to you as the creator
-Simple methods of increasing the accessibility of your documents.
-Other helpful information to consider.

An RSVP is required for this class, and space is limited. To register, call 415.694.7343 or email ahogan@lighthouse-sf.org

This class is free to participants through support from the City of San Francisco’s SF Connected program.

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