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Creating Accessible Word Documents

As files become more digital, it's important to keep files accessible to people with disabilities. Microsoft Accessibility Video Training includes, lessons on how to create more accessible documents in Word and how to create more accessible slides in PowerPoint. This Microsoft Office video, Creating Accessible Documents, provides a brief overview of best practices for creating accessible documents.

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Headings are a great way to tell people what they need to know quickly. In this video, Improve Header Accessibility, we will learn how to use styles for headings to make your documents easier to navigate.
Tables organize information visually and help you show relationships between things. Learn how to Create Accessible Tables so they can be read out loud to people who use a screen reader.
Alternative (alt) text can be read by screen readers, and helps people who are blind or who have low vision understand what images and other objects are in a document. You can add alt text to objects, such as pictures, clip art, charts, tables, shapes, SmartArt, embedded objects, and audio or video objects.  Watch Improve Accessibility with Alt Text to learn how to add alt text to images and objects.
Using meaningful file names and add properties to your documents makes your files easier for everyone to find. These steps are important to follow to be compliant with legal requirements and guidelines. In this video, Create Accessible File Names, you will learn how to use meaningful file names that can make your documents easier to locate.
In this video, Check Document Accessibility, you will learn how to open and use the Accessibility Checker to find issues that make Word difficult for people with disabilities.