UDL tip of the week- Week 5 Creating accessible Word documents

Here are some best practices to create more accessible Word documents.

  • Use Word’s built-in headings and styles
  • Add alternative text for images and tables.
  • Don’t use color alone to convey important information.
  • Use meaningful hyperlink text (NOT “click here.”)
  • Use sufficient contrast for text and background colors.

Check the recommendations by WebAIM or Microsoft to learn how to make your documents screen reader friendly and more accessible to a variety of readers. 

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