Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Accessible Materials

A guide to creating accessible materials

Top Tips for Accessible Word Docs


 By structuring your word documents well, you will help people using screen readers navigate your document more easily. Additional benefit: your document will be more visually appealing and you can automatically generate a table of contents.     


  • Use the Styles feature in Word (Title, Heading 1 for top level info, Heading 2 for subheadings) rather than structuring your document manually (using bold, different fonts and sizes, etc.).  
  • For images, charts and graphs, provide a brief description using alternate (alt) text. For more information, see the guides listed below.

Resources for Accessible Word Docs

Example Word Docs