Microsoft 365 Accessibility: Neurodiversity

In honor Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 20), DIR has partnered with Microsoft and SACC Training & Development Subcommittee to provide a free webinar series.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Jun 15 2021
1:00 PM
End Time:
Jun 15 2021
2:00 PM
Virtual

Microsoft 365 Accessibility Series

Sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources and the SACC Training & Development Subcommittee


DIR thanks the Microsoft Customer Success Team for presenting this as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS). 

No pre-registration. Block your calendar and click the link when time to join.
Microsoft 365 Accessibility training is available for a range of users including topics on vision, hearing and neurodiversity. Attendees can expect to learn how to set up and navigate the settings within Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 desktop applications including Microsoft Teams.

 

Microsoft 365 Accessibility: Creating Accessible Content (Level 100)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT |  Click Here to Join 5/25 

There is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. This course shows how people at school and work can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies.  Objectives:

  • Learn how to set up and navigate the settings within Windows 10, Office Desktop applications,

  • and Teams

  • Customize elements of your operating system and Office applications

  • Come away with the ability to tailor Windows and Office experience

  • Learn how assistive technology can empower communication and learning 

Microsoft 365 Accessibility: Low Vision (Level 100)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT |  Click Here to Join 6/1

Learn about accessibility tools and features for people who are color blind or have low vision. Objectives:

  • Learn how to set up and navigate the settings within Windows 10, Office Desktop applications, and Microsoft Teams
  • Customize elements of your operating system and Office applications
  • Come away with the ability to tailor Windows and Office experience
  • Learn how assistive technology can empower communication and learning

Microsoft 365 Accessibility: Hard of Hearing (Level 100)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT |  Click Here to Join 6/8 

Learn about specialized features for those who are hard of hearing, have hearing loss, or have deafness.  Objectives:

  • Learn how to set up and navigate the settings within Windows 10, Office Desktop applications, and Teams.

  • Customize elements of your operating system and Office applications

  • Come away with the ability to tailor Windows and Office experience

  • Learn how assistive technology can empower communication and learning

Microsoft 365 Accessibility: Neurodiversity (Level 100)
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT |  Click Here to Join 6/15 

Innovative tools such as dictation and Windows Hello sign-in can make the digital world more accessible for those who live with dyslexia, seizures, autism, or other cognitive differences. Objectives:

  • Learn how to set up and navigate the settings within Windows 10, Office Desktop applications, and Teams

  • Customize elements of your operating system and Office applications

  • Come away with the ability to tailor Windows and Office experience

  • Learn how assistive technology can empower communication and learning

Additional Details

  • Sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and the SACC Training & Development Subcommittee

  • Any public sector staff interested in the topic may attend. There is no cost.

  • No advance registration required. 

  • Microsoft will make a session recording available for up 180 days. (Access with same link.)

  • If you didn't receive this invitation directly and would like to see future announcements, join one of DIR's key discussion listsDIRTECH (IT staff) or DIRTRAIN (training staff).

  • Interested in accessibility? Join the topical discussion list DIR-Accessibility.

  • Contact mark.leavenworth@dir.texas.gov with questions.

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