When: May 8, 2013, 10:00 –11:30 AM
Where: Texas HHS HHS Winters Building 701 W. 51st St. (Right Across Lamar from Brown Heatly) DADS Media Presentation Room, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 214
Welcome and Announcements:
Guest Speaker: Buddy Allison, Accessibility Coordinator TCEQ.
Topic: Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Office 2010
During the past year, many Texas state agencies made the move to Microsoft Office 2010. The requirement to make our documents accessible with the new software brought about the need to provide practical training for tens of thousands of agency employees. In answer to this need, 37 employees from 11 Texas agencies got together to produce a series of audio/visual modules that could be shared by everyone, at no cost to anyone. Our Texas collaboration drew energy from the dedicated accessibility professionals who worked toward a common goal. Now the energy is spreading: the training has been adopted by the U.S. Health and Human Services agency, and several universities around the country are using it.
For call-in attendees, presentation materail are available for download from the DIR PESO page 1 hour prior to the meeting.
Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Office 2010 - PPTX (150 KB), PDF (217 KB)
Download past presentations made to the PESO Working Group.
Visitor and disabled parking is available in front of the Brown Heatly Building and there are a few designated spots on the first floor of the parking garage with a two-hour limit. Additional visitor parking is available from the fifth floor and above in the parking garage (no time limit). The other levels are reserved parking only.
Future Meeting Dates
- June 12, 2013
- July 10, 2013
Membership Registration and Listserv
The PESO Working Group provides a forum for addressing policy and technology issues related to improving access to government information and services via the Internet. PESO meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Membership is open to all government entities and the public.
Subscribe to PESO listserv to register for membership.
If you have accessibility problems subscribing to the PESO listserv, please contact DIR via email and someone will assist you with an alternative process.
Address questions about the PESO Working Group to Jeff Kline or call him at (512) 463-3248.