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VHT020301: Accessibility Tools in Office 365 for Student Success


Learn how to remove barriers to the curriculum while providing students the ability to create customizable learning opportunities to become expert learners. Office 365 has many accessibility tools available for all learners to assist in the removal of educational barriers. Universal Education includes four components UDL, DI, SDI and MTSS.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus exclusively on accessibility tools within Office 365 and will not include information on other similar or related web based accessibility tools.

Learning Objectives

First Learning Objective: Identify one or more of the accessibility features of office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, Forms, and Excel).
Second Learning Objective: Describe one or more accessibility features of office 365 and its relationship with UDL and the areas of Assistive Technology.
Third Learning Objective: Describe and demonstrate one or more uses of the accessibility features of office 365.

Primary Strand

Vision and Hearing Technologies

Secondary Strand

Mainstream & Web Accessible Technologies

Target Audience

  • Accessibility Professional
  • Administrators
  • AT Specialists
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educators
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Educators

Experience Level


Primary Life Cycle Addressed

Elementary - Secondary (K-12)

Content Area

Related Area

Course Schedule

This course was included in the ATIA 2021: AT Connected virtual event education program.

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

ASHA CE Information: 

Recorded Session

Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: March 2, 2021

ASHA Continuing Education Approved Provider
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate level, Related area.)

This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.

Please refer to the CRC Vision and Hearing Technology Series page for further information on how to submit your CRC CEUs for this course to CRCC.


Tony Dutra

USF - PS/RtI Project, Technology, State AT & UDL Technology Coordinator


Tony Dutra is a certified Exceptional Student Educator, and is also a National Board Certified teacher as an Exceptional Needs Specialist: Early Childhood through Young Adult. He has 14 years of classroom teaching experience with low incidence and high incidence students with special needs. During his 14 years as an educator he supported students in multiple settings including IND self-contained classrooms, varying exceptionalities classrooms, inclusion classrooms, and as the ESE Specialist (Local Educational Agency representative). Tony was selected by his peers and was awarded the 2010 Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. He was also the recipient of the Microsoft Innovative Teacher of the Year Award 2007. Tony holds a BA in Exceptional Student Education, a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Technology, and is currently in the dissertation process for his PhD in Educational Leadership, specializing in Educational Technology. He is currently the State AT & UDL Technology Coordinator at USF in the Florida PS/RtI Technology and Learning Connections project that supports Assistive Technology, Accessible Educational Materials, Instructional Technology, Student Engagement, Florida Standards, and Universal Design for Learning. He presently acts as the liaison for higher education for the Florida Council for Instructional Technology Leaders.

Relevant Financial Relationship: No

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No