Make sure you select the appropriate settings when saving as a PDF to ensure it’s bringing over some of the accessible items you have already built in your document.
Use the Accessibility Checker in Word to run a quick scan of possible issues within your document.
In addition to images, tables also need a text alternative if you are planning on distributing your document in digital form.
If you are using images to further explain concepts in your text (not just as eye-candy), then make sure to provide alternative text for the image that can be recognized by a screen reader.
If you have a multi-page document that utilizes headings and sub-headings, you can easily create a table of contents to display your document’s navigation.
In this tutorial we cover how to use the Navigation pane in conjunction with Headings. The navigation pane is visually identical to the way screen readers audibly navigate headings in a document.
Some folks don’t use headings because they don’t like the way the default headings look. Don’t let that be a reason for not using such a key accessibility feature in your document. In this tutorial we cover how to customize your headings to achieve the style you want.
This brief tutorial walks you through creating a Word document that uses Headings to organize content into specific sections. This helps a user with a screen reader locate and jump to specific sections of text, much like a table of contents at the beginning of a book or on a Web site.