Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics Webinar Series

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Written by: Kim Phillips

This three-part series covers core Microsoft Word accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute sessions. All webinars in the series are available on-demand and include the recorded webinars, slides, and transcripts. Please use the form below to access the series resources, and for more document accessibility training check out the PDF Accessibility Basics Series and InDesign Accessibility Basics Series.

Original Presentation Dates: June/July 2017


Word Accessibility Basics: Non-Text Elements

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible non-text elements, including providing informative alternative text for meaningful images, text equivalents for complex images, and using text instead of images of text.

Q&A from the Non-Text Elements Webinar


Word Accessibility Basics: Page Structure

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible page structure including providing a context sensitive page title, proper heading structure, ensuring the reading order of content is logical, using proper list structure, and setting the language of the document.

Q&A from the Page Structure Webinar


Word Accessibility Basics: Accessibility Full Check and Conversion to PDF

This webinar focuses on using the Microsoft Word 2016 Accessibility Full Check feature and interpreting the results of the Full Check. We also discuss and demonstrate converting Microsoft Word 2016 documents to PDF and viewing the document to prepare for remediation in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro.

Q&A from the Conversion to PDF Webinar