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Have you made sure Word structural elements and images are marked-up correctly?

  • Why it's important

    • Anna is blind and unable to fill in an important form by using a screen reader. As there is no alternative version, Anna has to ask a friend to visit and help.
    • Martin is a ministerial adviser and is unable to find important government information as it's only available in Word format.

Steps to take

  1. Read the Australian Government guide to Microsoft Word. The guide covers structuring and why you need to provide an alternative format.
  2. Watch Microsoft's Word accessibility training series.
  3. Learn to create and check for accessibility issues using supporting documentation from Microsoft.

Supporting resources

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Published by: Digital Citizen Services
Last update: 30 April 2019, first published

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