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A few key Word Document accessibility points:
Attribution: [Alissa Sells] (2017, Sep 29) “5 Steps to an Accessible Syllabus” SBCTC Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Extra Info: If you create an accessible word version of your syllabus and then save it as a pdf, your syllabus will maintain the accessibility coding.
Here is a video showing the difference between an accessible word syllabus document and an inaccessible word syllabus.
Video created by Nashville State Community College on how to evaluate if your Word document is accessible.
CUNY has a guide with detailed instructions on creating accessible Word Documents, - here are the best practices:
Keep this in mind if you plan to convert a document to a PDF:
If you create a Word document, here are guidelines and checklists to follow to create accessible word documents.
Video created by the Algonquin College on how to create accessible Word documents.
The Accessibility Checker is a great tool to check for problems in your Word document. It points out things such as missing alt text, missing table row headers, unclear hyperlink text, and more. It provides instructions on how to fix any items that have been flagged as inaccessible.
There are slightly different instructions on using the Accessibility Checker depending on whether you are on a PC or using a Mac.
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