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DSD: Creating accessible Word documents
Course Description:

Master all the Word tricks and techniques to easily produce consistent and accessible Word documents.

Making documents accessible is important for everyone, not just those with visual or hearing impairments or mobility issues. New regulations are now in force that requires us to make all documentation accessible.

In this session you will learn how to make sure your Word documents meet these requirements.

The Microsoft Office 365 Word version will be used for this session. There are only a few minor differences between this version and Word 2016 and these will be highlighted during the session. Users of both versions are welcome to join this session.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page.

At the end of this course you will understand how and why to do the following to improve the accessibility of your content:
  • Check your document for accessibility,
  • Use formatting tools to structure and layout your content,
  • Choose appropriate images and format and tag them,
  • Use colour in documents,
  • Create descriptive hyperlinks,
  • Add meta data to documents,
  • Format tabular data correctly,
  • Create accessible PDFs.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at anyone who uses Microsoft Word who wishes to learn how to make their documents more accessible.
Target Audience: All
Course Contact: Digital Skills Development isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk
Further Information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/learning-teaching/learning-teaching-services/digital-skills-development/digital-skills
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