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Accessible Word Documents 101

January 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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Do you want to know how to make accessible Word documents? This webinar will take you step by step through the process and you will learn:

  • How to prepare simple text content for accessibility
  • How to prepare graphical content for accessibility
  • Why navigation is important in a document
  • What is reading order and why is it important

“Great webinar! Learned some new things about MS Word features as well as accessibility rules.”

The webinar was super helpful – thank you!”

Course Outline

Text Elements and Navigation

This section will review the best practices and the implications of formatting text for Assistive Technologies. It will also include a review of the importance of page navigation. Topics covered include:

  • Simple text formatting for accessibility
  • Page structure and content order
  • Setting logical reading order
  • Proper list structures
  • Adding bookmarks for easy navigation

“Excellent and very informative.”

Graphical Content Accessibility Checker

This section emphasizes how to apply accessibility settings for any graphical content and how to review the accessibility checker. Topics include:

  • Writing descriptive text for images, logos and smart art
  • Positioning graphical content in line with other page items
  • How to set language settings
  • Review of the Microsoft Accessibility Checker

“Excellent. It clarified a lot”

Software used during presentation

  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Acrobat Professional Version DC or 11

NOTE: This course will not offer hands-on exercises. If you would like that, please see our full-day training session.


Accommodations available upon request.

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