• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Bridging the Accessibility Gap Between Word and PDF

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 9:20 AM PDT  
Grand JK  

Microsoft Word is arguably the most widely used application for creating digital content, while the PDF format is the most widely used format for distributing content. These two applications serve very different purposes, yet getting them to work together is crucial in producing accessible digital content for users of assistive technology. In this session, learn how to leverage Microsoft Word and the features within to create an accessible PDF file that can be read by all users regardless of the method they use to consume content. Learn about the key features in Microsoft Word that translate to making an accessible PDF file easily and quickly.

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  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Government
  • Finance & Banking
  • Media & Publishing
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
In this session, learn the key features of Microsoft Word that will help you make an accessible PDF file. Learn about things to avoid that can be a barrier for users of assistive technology and learn tips to help you achieve success.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Design
  • Education
Session Type
Exhibitor Track  


  • Chad Chelius
    Chax Training and Consulting

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