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Accessible Word Documents 101

February 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Self-Paced Learning

This webinar has been designed specifically for those with limited time but who understand the need to make documents accessible.

This webinar will teach you the steps required to make a Word document accessible. You will gain an understanding of the importance of using Microsoft Word’s already built-in features to assist you in making content accessible to everyone in your organization and on the internet.

What you will walk away with

At the end of this webinar, participants will have a clear understanding of:

  • 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

Who should attend this webinar

Anyone who is using Microsoft Word to create digital documents. This would include any Executives, Directors or Managers, Communication or Accessibility Coordinators, Website Content Managers and Administrative Staff. Everyone!

 Free Webinar

In order to participate in this webinar you must have taken our “Overview to Document Accessibility“.  

Participants registered in this “Accessible Word Documents 101” webinar will get access to our “Overview to Document Accessibility” webinar being held earlier that morning, from 10:00am-11:00am, for free. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and instructions for this complementary webinar a week before.

Maximizing the Value of the Series

Invite others to participate. Structure a group “lunch and learn” session and invite staff to attend.

NOTE: Registration entitles you to one Internet connection and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room. If you are interested in a site license for multiple viewing locations, please contact us at: [email protected]


  • High quality instruction by a Document Accessibility Specialist
  • Accessible Word Documents Tip Sheet
  • Accessibility Resources
  • A chance to network with other professionals
  • Digital Certificate of Completion

 Course Outline 

This is a live event only and no recordings will be made available. There will be a 15 minute break half way through.

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

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

Software used during presentation

  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Acrobat Professional DC


Accommodations available upon request. 

Certificate of Completion

After viewing this webinar you will be awarded a personalized Certificate of Completion which can be shared on LinkedIn, Twitter,  and Facebook, downloaded as a PDF or shared via URL.

Webinar Permissions

Your purchase gives one person access to view this webinar for 7 days from the date of purchase. Access is non-transferable and log in details may not be shared with others. No extensions will be given beyond 7 days.

Your purchase gives one person access to view this webinar for 30 days from the date of purchase. Access to this webinar recording cannot be shared with other people. No extensions will be given beyond 30 days.

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