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Simple tips for easy Word doc accessibility – Media Access Australia

Two men using a phone and a laptop
Two men interacting with documents on a mobile and a laptop

Creating Word documents that can be read and understood by a diverse range of people, is just as vital as creating accessible, inclusive websites and online content. Imagine going to a recruitment website and downloading the Position Description as a Word document, or being sent it as an email attachment, only to find that you cannot access the document using your screen reader (if you are blind or vision-impaired) can’t listen to the linked podcast (if you are Deaf or hearing impaired), or simply can’t understand large sections of it because the document is full of industry jargon that is not explained.

Let’s start with what ‘accessibility’ actually means, when it comes to a Word document. It’s about removing barriers that prevent interaction with, and the understanding of, the contents of a document, so that people of all abilities are not excluded.

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Make your Word documents accessible – Office Support

This topic gives you step-by-step instructions to make your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities.People who are blind or have low vision can understand your documents more easily if you create them with accessibility in mind. Visual Components such as this image need meaningful alternate text.

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How to Convert Word Documents to HTML

///with more people accessing the web via mobile devices, opening a Word document or PDF is problematic.

Many users don’t have Mobile Viewers for Microsoft Office installed on their mobile devices…

Text in the PDF or Word document may not reflow to fit the screen, resulting in users sliding the content left and right, up and down, and pinching and zooming in order to read the content.

Instead of reading your content, your readers leave your website, …

When you convert Word documents to HTML,

 … you make your content available to everyone in a format that any device can read since HTML is the standard language used to create web pages.

 … Content can be formatted and structured so it can be easily read,

… Search engines can index your content so users can easily find it.

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