Megan Cowdell, CFILC’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Manager, has created “Microsoft Word Accessibility Tip: Use Styles to Add Structure to Your Document”.
It is more simple to build an accessible Word document from the start, rather than having to correct it once the content has been completed. To add a basic structure to your document that will make it accessible to screen readers, use the Styles group in your home ribbon to add titles and headers. What this does is create a way for screen reader users to audibly tab through a document the way some people would visually scan a document, noting the larger font headings as indicators of groupings within the document.
If you found this tip useful, please consider checking out Megan’s full training on how to make your Word documents fully accessible. Please visit the Microsoft Word Accessibility 101 Webinar video on our Youtube channel.
For a full transcript of the webinar, please view the Microsoft Word Accessibility 101 Webinar Transcript