Illinois Center for Information Technology Accessibility

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Publishing Office (Word & PPT) to the Web


MS Word and PowerPoint are popular tools for creating documents and presentations. Many authors want to make these available on the web.Participants will learn best practices to make it easier for authors to managing the styling and layout of their documents and presentations to improve the quality of the published HTML. An important part of the session is learning about Word styling features and PowerPoint templates to manageformatting.

Participants will learn how to use the Illinois Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office to publish HTML versions to the web. The Wizard supports web standards and accessibility to people withdisabilities, making the presentation more accessible to everyone by giving people more options to access the presentation.


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Agenda (subject to change)

Introductions, Background of the Web

Best Practices for PowerPoint

Best Practices for MS Word


Converting to HTML

Review and Evaluations


Christy BlewChristy Blew is currently an IT Accessibility Specialist for the Illinois Center for IT Accessibility (iCITA) at UIUC in the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services. She has over 16 years of experience in developing and using internet technologies to deliver information to people and has been working with IT accessibility education for over 5 years. Prior to coming to UIUC in August 2005, Christy was an advocate at Eastern Illinois University for accessible web design as a part of her job in the Office of Civil Rights. Christy's main project is working with the Illinois Accessible Web Publishing Wizard. Christy can also be found at accessibility and usability conferences exhibiting the iCITA resources that have been developed. Christy currently holds a Masters in Technology and a Certification in Computer Science from Eastern Illinois University.

Find out more about web accessibility at the iCITA website