By making your materials accessible, you eliminate some of the obstacles and cut down on some of the hassle it may take a person to navigate your content.
Doing as much work as you can on the front end eliminates the potential for a lot of work put into modifying your content when an accommodation notice arrives in your inbox the day classes begin.
Attribution: [Alissa Sells] (2017, Sep 29) “5 Steps to an Accessible Syllabus” SBCTC Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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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For each version of Word, Microsoft provides detailed instructions on how to:
Select your version of Word to see how to add accessible content.