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Create Accessible WORD or PDF documents

We recommend all documents you upload to the website be converted to PDF format. Foxbright will provide a link on all pages to download the PDF viewer. If you use other formats such as Excel, Word, PPT, etc., you will need to add a link on the page to download the appropriate viewer.

MS Word Tips

  1. It is important to use Headings in your document so the document is properly tagged for a screen reader.
  2. Add Alternative Text for any images in your document.
  3. Add a Title to your Document. Select "File" and under "Properties" you will see "Title". Enter your document title here.
  4. Microsoft Word has a built in accessibility checker that you can use to find problems with your document before saving as a PDF.  Select "File" and select the "Check for Issues" button next to Inspect Document. From the list select "Check Accessibility". 

To learn more about creating accessible Word and PDF documents visit the Microsoft Word and PDF sections under Technical Guidance of 508 Compliance Best Practices page.

Free PDF Accessibility Checker

The freeware program PAC provides a fast way to test the accessibility of PDF files. Please note that this is a 3rd party tool and is not supported or guaranteed by Foxbright. 

Learn more about the Free PDF Accessibility Checker PAC

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