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Checking your document for Accessiblity

Challenge for Accessibility:

Without a a high knowledge of accessiblity ensuring your document is fully accessible can be tricky when starting off. Luckily there is a function within Microsoft ofiice 2010 that will carry out this work for you and give feedback on what to update.

How to access the Accessiblity Checker:

  • Ensure your document is not saved in MS Word 97-2003 format - File>Save as>Save as type - Word Document (not Word 97-2003).
  • Click>File>info
  • If the Accessibility Checker sees any potential issues, you will see a message next to the Check for Issues button.

Accessing the accessiblity checker

  1. To view and repair the issues in your file, click Check for Issues & Check Accessibility.

How to run the checker tool

Your file reappears, and the Accessibility Checker task pane shows the inspection results.

an image showing hte results of the tool


Last updated 28 September 2016 by Trinity Inclusive Curriculum (Email).