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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Office 365 Quick Tips

Are you familiar with Office 365?  If you've never used O365, the look and feel will be unfamiliar.  Get a head start and learn about Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote! 

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Posted on: December 1, 2019

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! DECEMBER 2019

Thank you for your loyalty to Pasco County and for all you do everyday for the citizens and businesses in Pasco County.

35 Years

Paul Mayers – Traffic Operations

 20 Years

Timothy Pettis – Building Inspections

 15 Years

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Pasco County Website ADA/Accessibility Standards Procedure

Site Standards page menu

Who: All team members who publish documents to the County’s web site(s) must follow this procedure.

What: New ADA Compliance procedures to ensure that all customers have equal access to the County’s information and content.

When...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Employee Self Service Mobile App is here!

We are proud to announce the launch of the Employee Self Service (ESS) Mobile App!  

You can now access ESS using your phone!  This is a free app with a secure connection and is currently supported on iOS and Android phones and can be dow...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

How to Format Pictures in Word - Office 365

Crop, recolor, and adjust your pictures in Office 365 (Word)

Learn  the basics of formatting pictures in Word 2019, Word 2016, and Office 365 in 4 1/2 minutes. 

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Pasco U ADA Resources

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We have a new look.

Visit the newly streamlined ADA Resources Pasco U Learning page,  Everything needed to learn about Accessible Word, Adobe PDF and ADA compliance. is here. The new page layout makes it easier to find what you need.  .

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Windows 10 and Edge

Are you familiar with the Windows 10 operating system and the Edge browser?

If you never used Windows 10 or Edge, the look and feel of the OS and browser might look confusing at first.  In reality, it is full of a lot of great features and shortcuts,  If you are familiar with 10 and Edge, there are updates and i...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

ADA Tip of the Week #5

Improve Accessibility with the Accessibility Checker!

Learn how to:

Use the Accessibility Checker
Fix recommendations with ease Check accessibility while you work
What to do if you don't see Accessibility Checker

Open the link to access great training (fast and easy too!) from Microsoft. ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

ADA Bonus Tip of the Week #4

Need ADA help with Excel?

Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet ADA accessible.

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

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Adobe Pro "Tags" got you down? Then read this...

Refer to these Adobe instructions if you have questions about Tags:   Edit Document Structure with the Content and Tags Panels. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/editing-document-structure-content-tags.html#about_the_tags_panel&n...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

ADA Bonus Tip of the Week #2

The alternate way to correct an existing PDF and make it ADA compliant.

  • Copy and paste the PDF into a Word document
  • Set the default font style and font size for your document to the W3C recommendations (Calibri 12 is acceptable)
  • Select the entire document (Ctrl A) and align left (left justify.) 
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Posted on: July 9, 2019

ADA Bonus Tip of the Week #1

Read this important tip if you convert Word documents in Adobe Pro!

Convert Word Documents Using Adobe Pro

If your Word documents have a tab in the ribbon for "Acrobat", you (most likely) have Adobe Pro and should follow the conversion process for Word to Adobe using that tab. Do not Save as PDF from the...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

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Create Accessible Video, Audio and Social Media

Learn how to create accessible video, audio, social media posts that conform to the Revised 508 Standards.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 24

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Accessibility Training

GSA Section 508

https://www.section508.gov/training#Moretraining  

Developed for Federal Government employees - certificates and CLPs may not apply.

The courses listed below can help you understand IT accessibility and how to h...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

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About Accessibility for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities

Cognitive and learning disabilities impact how people process information. For example, they can affect people’s perception, memory, language, attention, problem solving, and comprehen...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 22

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What is WCAG, ATAG, UAAG, ARIA, WebVTT, and TTML? 

Do all of these apply to me? No, but they are referenced throughout the W3C literature so refer to the definitions below. 

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 21

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Tip for PowerPoint

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  • Rule: All slides have titles.
  • Accessibility Checker Verifies: Slides have titles.
  • Why Fix This: Slide titles enable users to navigate within a presentation, including finding and selecting a single slide...
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Posted on: October 29, 2019

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Excel Tip

Rule: Cells in an Excel worksheet don't use red-only formatting for negative numbers.

Accessibility Checker Verifies: Cells that are set to Number format and use only the red color for negative numbers (e.g. show 1000 in red instead of -1...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

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Tip for Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, OneNote - Tables 

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  • Rule: Tables specify column header information.
  • Accessibility Checker Verifies: Tables and/or blocks of cells have the header box selected or a header row indica...
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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 18

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Microsoft Word Accessibility Checker Rules

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The Accessibility Checker verifies your file against a set of rules that identify possible issues for people who have disabilities. Depending on how severe the issue is, the Accessibility Checker classifi...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 17

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Make your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities

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  • To find missing alternative text, use the Accessibility Checker built into Word. 
  • To determine whether hyperlink text makes sense as standalone information and whether it give...
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Posted on: October 1, 2019

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Create Accessible Presentations

GSA Section 508

https://www.section508.gov/create/presentations  

How to create accessible Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

Guidance developed by the Accessible Electronic Documents Communit...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

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Create Accessible PDFs

GSA Section 508 

https://www.section508.gov/create/pdfs 

How to create accessible Portable Document Format (PDF) documents that conform to the Revised 508 Standards.

Guidance

The resources in this section were developed...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

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Create Accessible Documents - GSA Section508.gov

https://www.section508.gov/create/documents 

Learn how to create accessible Microsoft Word documents that conform to the Revised 508 Standards.

Microsoft Word

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 13

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Mobile Accessibility at W3C

  • Mobile accessibility is covered in existing W3C WAI accessibility standards/guidelines. There are not separate guidelines for mobile accessibility.
  • W3C is developing updated requirements and more specific guidance on mobile acces...
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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 12

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Every Tuesday through the end of 2019, Pasco U is sending out a "Quick Reference - How to Meet WCAG" for the benefit of not only CivicEngage contributors, but for all Pasco County document and media producers.

Stories of Web Users

Lee, online shopper with color blindness

Lee is colorblind and encounters barriers when shopping online. He has one of the most common visual disabilities that affect men: red and green color blindness. Lee frequently shops online and s...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

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People with disabilities access and navigate the Web in different ways, depending on their individual needs and preferences. Sometimes people configure standard software and hardware according to their needs, and sometimes people use specialized software ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

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A Reminder:

What is Web Accessibility? 

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can:

  • perceive, understand, navigate, and inter...
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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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Guideline 1.4 – Distinguishable

Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.

1.4.2Audio Control

Level A

If any audio on a Web page plays automatically for more than 3 seconds, either a mechanism is availabl...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

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Guideline 1.3 – Adaptable

Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.

Using table elements for table markup in PDF Documents

Applicability

Tagged PDF documents with tables

This te...

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1.2.5Audio Description (Prerecorded)

Level AA

Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media.

Applicability

Applies to any technology that has a sound track and visual content.

This technique relates to:

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

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1.3.3Sensory Characteristics

Level A

Instructions provided for understanding and operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location, orientation, or sound.

Providing textual identification of it...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

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1.4.9Images of Text (No Exception)

Level AAA

Images of text are only used for pure decoration or where a particular presentation of text is essential to the information being conveyed.

Note 1: Logotypes (text that is part of a logo or brand name) are conside...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

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2.4.6Headings and Labels

Level AA

Headings and labels describe topic or purpose.

Providing descriptive headings

The objective of this technique is to make section headings within Web content descriptive. Descriptive headings and titles (see G88: Prov...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

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1.4.3Contrast (Minimum)

Level AA

The visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1,

Ensuring that a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 exists between text (and images of text) and background behind the text

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

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1.2.5Audio Description (Prerecorded)

Level AA

Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media.

Providing a second, user-selectable, audio track that includes audio descriptions:

The objective of this technique is to provi...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Pasco U Tuesday ADA Tip - 1

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Every Tuesday through the end of 2019, Pasco U is sending out a "Quick Reference - How to Meet WCAG" for the benefit of not only CivicEngage contributors, but for all Pasco County document and media producers.

Guideline 1.1 – Text Alternatives

Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.

1.1.1 Non-text Content

Level A

All non-tex...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Word, Excel and PowerPoint Templates

Looking for Accessible Templates for Microsoft documents, spreadsheets and presentations?

Pasco U compiled some of the best, currently available accessible templates for you to download. They can be found in one convenient location.  Check out the Accessible Template page and download what you need to help you create accessible docume...

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