Learn to use Microsoft Word’s accessibility checker toolsIn MS Word, creating accessible documents is largely a matter of using the tool as intended. The layout of features in Word will depend upon which version of MS Office you use, but you’ll generally find a version of the features we discuss across most versions of the program.
Important aspects to consider during your check
Have you created an accessible document in Word, Excel or InDesign?
Congratulations - but you are not done yet! Always open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat and perform the Make Accessible feature. This is the final check needed to ensure that your document is in compliance. In most cases, this is where you will add/confirm the title of the document.
To run the Make Accessible feature in Adobe Acrobat:
- Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat
- Select Tools in the upper right hand corner
- Expand the Action Wizard and select Make Accessible
- Select Start and follow the prompts