Are you new to accessibility? This resource is meant to be your entry point into the creation of accessible content with familiar tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs. You will learn about five practices that can have a significant impact on the learner experience for all students, especially those who rely on assistive technology for their access to the curriculum.
D4.2: Creating Accessible Word-processing documents
1. Identifying and applying the basic principles of logical structure in Word-processing documents
2. Identifying and applying visual styling Accessibility considerations in Word-processing documents
3. Auditing and evaluating Accessibility in Word-processing documents
4. Identifying the limitations of automated testing in Word-processing documents
5. Performing tests with Assistive Technology for Word-processing documents
6. Implementing alternative text or text equivalents in a remediation context of Word-processing documents
7. Creating Word-processing documents Accessibility requirements checklist
8. Examining and remediating inaccessible Word-processing documents
9. Reviewing best practices for creating accessible Word-processing documents
With much of the world gone digital, learning to create documents that are accessible to everyone is becoming a necessary skill. Intended for a general audience, this free resource reviews a wide range of document authoring applications, including the tools they contain for creating accessible documents, and tests them to ensure they do not contain potential barriers. Learn how to create accessible word processed documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and PDF documents, among others, so they are accessible to everyone.