How to Make Word Processing Documents Accessible

Accessibility Practices

Use the following accessibility practices to make word processing documents or text files accessible and improve usability for everyone.

  • Use a simple table structure.
    • Avoid merging or splitting cells and using nested tables when possible.
  • Break up a complex table into multiple tables.
  • Add a header row to your data table.
  • Do not use tables for page layout.
  • Learn how to create accessible tables in Microsoft Word

Check for Accessibility

As you design, develop, or create digital content, always check accessibility.

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