Microsoft Word is one of the most popular applications in the world, widely used to create worksheets, articles, syllabi, and other documents. With a little planning, you can leverage Word's powerful word processing and document features to create useful, usable documents that are accessible to all users.

Key factors in Microsoft Word accessibility include:

  • ALT text for images
  • Properly nested headings
  • Present content inline and sequentially
  • Header rows for data tables
  • Semantic lists
  • Sufficient color contrast
  • Identify human language

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