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Peer Review

"Cheat Sheet" for Creating Accessible Documents



Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2013 by Faculty Development
Overview: As part of the FIPSE supported 2012 Project GOALS (Gaining Online Accessible Learning) a new set of resources, or “cheat sheets” was developed to help assist individuals in the quest to create accessible content. GOALS currently has four cheat sheets available, addressing the following topics: Creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word, Creating Accessible Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF conversion in Microsoft Word and Creating accessible PDF documents in Acrobat X. Each resource is a single page, and is intended to be printed.
Type of Material: PDFs
Recommended Uses: As professional development tools either in workshops or by individuals
Technical Requirements: none
Identify Major Learning Goals: Helping individuals create accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents
Target Student Population: Teachers, marketing professionals, communications professionals, bloggers, students, support staff
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Very easily to understand, attractive and well designed single page "cheat" sheet on the 4 different topics. They will easily allow individuals to create accessible documents
Concerns: none

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: They are very effective training tools and therefore allow many instructors and staff to quickly learn how to make documents accessible
Concerns: none

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: The infographics are easy to read, understand, and follow.
Concerns: Documents don't display properly in the Firefox browser