Microsoft Word Accessibility

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Introduction

Good use of Microsoft Word Styles, headings and specific formatting rather than TAB, Spacebar and Enter keys to present a document make it much easier for a screen reader user or someone requiring Braille to work with your learning materials. Text to speech and careful use of colour can also help those with specific learning difficulties and colour deficiencies. All this can also make it easier for you to convert documents into accessible PDFs or Web Pages. If you are using Office 2007 ensure it is backward compatible by saving as a .doc or .rtf as these formats can be read in many other applications such as Open Office.

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