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Using the Accessibility Checker in Word

Published: 29 July 2021 Last updated: 26 October 2021

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Using the Accessibility Checker in Word

Word has many features built-in that help people with different abilities to read and author documents. Word also offers the Accessibility Checker that locates elements that might cause problems for people with disabilities.

The Accessibility Checker can be accessed from the top bar in Word by going to Review > Accessibility Checker. You will then need to select Check Accessibility from the drop-down menu.

This will open the Accessibility Checker window on the right-hand side of your document.

This will give a list errors, warning and tips with how-to-fix recommendations for each. You can also tick a box that will keep the checker running as you work.

From this list, you can select an issue using the drop-down arrow and this will list the recommended fixes and will let you make the changes directly from the list.

Once you have fixed all of the issues flagged by the Accessibility Checker, your document is ready to share.

Learn more about Accessibility Checker

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