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Word Accessibility


Word IconThis is an overview of creating accessible documents using Microsoft Word. Accessible documents allow information to be readily available for assistive technology. Screen readers can easily navigate the content when accessibility is considered during the design process. This will not only benefit people with disabilities, but overall usability will improve for all users.


  Best Practices

  • Create accessible documents during the design/creation process
  • Use the Accessibility Checker to scan your documents
  • Convert Word document to a PDF for mobility and accessibility
  • Save the file name with dashes or underscores between words such as Word-Document-Accessibility.docx or Word_Document_Accessibility.docx
  • Consider Readability for content development


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