Meaningful File Names for Word Documents

Give a meaningful file name to each Word document you put online.

Why File Names Matter

Students who use screen readers often download documents before reading them. This is especially helpful with Word documents. By opening the document in Word itself, a screen reader has full access to the document’s accessibility features. They have much more limited options if they try to read the documents in a browser.

Video on Meaningful File Names

Microsoft offers the following video on how to use meaningful file names for documents.