Why create accessible documents?

Accessible documents are easier to see, hear and use. They benefit everyone, whether they have typical vision or not.

  • Accessible documents provide benefits to all users, not just those who are blind or have low vision.

  • Even if you only intend to share the file with a person who you know is sighted, it may also be reviewed by someone who is not.

  • Australian legislation requires that people with disabilities have equal access to information and services.

  • All employees need accessible information to perform their roles, including those who use screen readers.

  • There are over 500,000 people who are blind or have low vision currently living in Australia - accessible documents can increase reach amongst these groups.

What past participants have said

Really impressed!

by Lauren

I am really impressed with the quality of this course. It really went above and beyond my expectations. It was structured really well and flowed beautifully through all the different topics. I thought the navigation was really easy and thoroughly enjoyed the activities and screen reader recordings.

Excellent course

by James

Thanks for an excellent course. I found it extremely useful, especially the practical activities.

This course was fantastic

by Claire

This course was fantastic. I previously found document accessibility overwhelming but this course has been a well structured, clear overview of accessible documents and given me more confidence in creating accessible documents both now and into the future. Thankyou!

These courses are right for you if you would like to:

Make your documents and emails accessible for everyone and support people who are blind or have low vision

  • Build your skills around accessibility

  • Learn by doing, with guidance each step of the way

  • Learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere

  • Access reference guides for support after the course

Frequently asked questions

  • Who are the courses designed for?

    These courses are for anyone who would like to create more accessible documents or offer assistance to people who are blind or have low vision. The accessibility courses will benefit anyone who has at least basic skills using Word, Outlook, PowerPoint or Excel and would like to build their skills in creating accessible documents in these apps.

  • What do I get when I sign up?

    You get immediate access to all course lessons, which include interactive activities, questions and tutorial videos, and a certificate of completion. The accessibility courses also include PDF resources you can refer to during and after the course. The courses are very easy to access - you’ll be learning and applying your knowledge straight away.

  • What makes these courses different from the others?

    That's the most important question! There are other accessibility courses out there, but most courses don't emphasise hands-on practical activities, provide tutorial videos or give you guides that you can continue to reference after the course. They also don't demonstrate the issues that accessible documents can cause for screen reader users.

    Combined with Guide Dogs deep practical, real-world experience with accessibility, we believe these are the best accessibility courses available.
  • How long does each course take to complete?

    Most people complete each course in around 45 to 60 minutes, but allow up to 2 hours per course.

  • When can I start and complete each course?

    These are all self-paced online courses, so you decide when you start and when you finish. You could complete each course in one go, or over several sessions. In either case, you'll always have access to the course content.

  • Can I enrol multiple people at once?

    Yes! Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss group enrolment and pricing.

  • Does the course price include GST?

    Yes, all prices are inclusive of GST.

  • I still have questions. How do I contact you?

    No problem - we would love to answer your questions. Please send us an email at [email protected].