Cancelled: Workshop on Document Accessibility


Event details

Date 10.10.2023
Hour 09:0010:30
Speaker Prof. Dr. Alireza Darvishy, head of the ICT-Accessibility Lab at ZHAW School of Engineering
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Did you know that accessible files, such as PowerPoint slides or PDF documents, are crucial for students with visual impairments to study effectively?
Unfortunately, a recent study revealed low PDF accessibility in Swiss repositories, highlighting the need for immediate action.

To address this issue, this 90-minute workshop on Document Accessibility will empower lecturers, researchers, library and repository managers.
During this engaging workshop, participants will:

  • Learn basic accessibility best practices
  • Gain hands-on experience in creating accessible PowerPoint slides, Word, and Excel files
  • Have ample time to ask questions and seek guidance
The workshop will be led by Prof. Dr. Alireza Darvishy, head of the ICT-Accessibility Lab at ZHAW School of Engineering, who boasts over 30 years of professional experience in digital accessibility.

If you would like to participate, please register by sending an email to Oriane Pierrès by Wednesday 4th October 2023. Please indicate your job position in the email to help us provide relevant examples in the workshop.

Let's work together to make our academic institutions more inclusive and accessible for everyone. We look forward to your active participation.

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required


  • ZHAW