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EASI ONLINE COURSES

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EASI is a non-profit organization, commited to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else.

Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Content

Certificate in Accessible Information Technology

Everyone who completes an EASI course will receive an EASI document of completion for that course. Those completing 5 of these courses will earn the EASI Certificate in Accessible Information Technology. USM has recognized EASI courses by issuing 15 USM CEUs to those completing 5 of these EASI courses.

Course Registration and Schedule

Course registration is $350 with a 20% discount for students. Overseas participants and EASI Annual Webinar members also qualify for the student discount.

Schedule 2015: January 5, May 4, September 8

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NOTE! If, when registering, you should receive some personal email besides the automatic emails. If you do not, email (norm.coombs@gmail.com). Sometimes registrations have fallen in a black hole, and we do not want this to happen to you!

Payment can be made by check, PO or credit card

Course Description

This course is designed to support alternative media specialists in creating new documents that are more accessible, and converting existing documents into alternate formats such as Word, PDF, DAISY and ePub. Documents need to be well constructed which in turn facilitates accessibility. Documents also need to be repurposed to other formats based on an organizational need. Also the number of e-readers available today has exploded. Creators will also want to be familiar with various e-readers in order to direct users of their documents ways to read them. Some e-readers are accessible and others are not.

This course is designed to inspire as many questions as it might provide answers. 

Topics include:

Contents for Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Documents

Lesson 1: Structured Documents are Essential for Repurposing Content to Other Formats

Creating Structured Documents with Word

Creating Accessible Documents in PDF

Lesson 2: Mainstream E-books and E-book Readers

Accessibility Issues with Mainstream E-books and E-book E-readers

Creating E-book Content and Converting Between E-book Formats

Lesson 3: Reading and Creating DAISY Content

What is DAISY and How to Read DAISY Content

Creating DAISY Books

Lesson 4: PowerPoint, HTML, Braille and Audio

Creating Accessible PowerPoint and Exporting it to the Web

Repurposing Content to Accessible HTML

Creating Braille from Structured Word

Converting from Text to Audio


Registration is $350 or $280 for people from overseas or for Annual Webinar Members.

NOTE! If, when registering, you should receive some personal email besides the automatic emails. If you do not, email (norm.coombs@gmail.com). Sometimes registrations have fallen in a black hole, and we do not want this to happen to you!

Payment can be made by check, PO or credit card