Creating Accessible Office Documents

Nearly everyone on campus creates documents using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  The following resources provide detailed steps for making Office documents accessible.

  • MN.IT Services tutorial: The State of Minnesota provides an excellent list of resources, including a set of step by step tutorial videos for creating accessible documents using Microsoft Word. ¬†Click the “Word Documents” tab after following the link.
  • GOALS Cheatsheets: One-page cheatsheets from Project GOALS (part of the National Center on Disability and Access to Education) explaining the basics of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and other programs.
  • Creating Accessible Office 2010 Documents: Detailed tutorials in video and text format for creating accessible documents using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010. These are provided by the Texas Governor’s Office Committee on People with Disabilities.