Microsoft Word Overview

Microsoft Word can be quite accessible for students with disabilities. But most people make Word documents that are more challenging than they need to be.

Take care how you make headings, place images, write links, and construct tables. This most benefits students who use software that reads documents out loud. It can also save you time and make your documents smarter for everyone who uses them.

If you want a quick start, practice making accessible headings, images, and links.

Contents of this Section

Video Introduction

Several Texas state agencies published a video introduction to making accessible Word documents. It’s for Word 2010, a little out of date. But it is still useful.

Requirements to Make a Word Document Accessible