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Accessible Word Documents 101

February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST


Self-Paced Learning

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

This 2-part series (3 hours in total) 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!


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



  • 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. 

Text Elements and Navigation – February 7, 2018

This webinar 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 – February 14, 2018

This webinar emphases on 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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