Webinar: Word Document Accessibility 101

Webinar: Word Document Accessibility 101

Date: March 10, 2021

Time: 16:00 UTC

Location: Zoom Webinar


Microsoft Word is one of the most widely used applications for originating content globally. People use Word to create all types of content from business-related documents, academic coursework at all levels, and even developing manuscripts for publication.

Over time Microsoft Word has become powerful and feature-rich tool, but the real power comes when it is used to create content that makes the most of the built-in accessibility features, enabling direct access by people with print disabilities. Accessible Word documents also unlocks the potential for materials to be easily converted to many other formats including accessible EPUB, HTML, DAISY and PDF.
Word Accessibility is very powerful but does not have to be very complex. This webinar will introduce the basic concepts of Microsoft
Word accessibility including:

  • Document structure and how it can be applied
  • Working with graphics and non-text elements
  • Checking for accessibility and fixing common issues
  • Converting to other formats