Microsoft Office has developed documentation on how to make Word documents accessible. Visit Make your Word document accessible for a complete list of the accessibility documentation Microsoft Office has developed for Word. Additionally, Micrsoft Office has also developed documentation on using the accessibility checker on Windows and Mac computers. Visit the following links for detailed instructions:
For more information on creating accessible online courses, visit the Accessibility Guidelines main page.
Structure your text
The following items are direct links to instructions on how to structure your text in Word to create an accessible document:
Design accessible tables
The following items are direct links to instructions on creating accessible tables in PowerPoint:
Provide alternative text for images
The following items are direct links to instructions on how to add alternative text to images, graphics, shapes, and charts:
- Add alt text to images
- Add alt text to SmartArt graphics
- Add alt text to shapes
- Add alt text to charts
Write meaningful link text
Visit Add hyperlink text and ScreenTips for instructions on creating accessible links in a Word document.
Provide appropriate contrast between text and background color
Visit Use accessible text color for more information on creating Word documents with a strong contrast between text and background colors.