Access for All: Microsoft Word Documents

Access for All

Section 508 is an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.  It is the college’s responsibility to ensure that students, employees and the public have equal access to digital content across our campus.

Access for All is a series of workshops where you will discover the basic principles of accessibility. By considering different disabilities, you will understand the need for alternate forms of access and the concepts and techniques used to develop accessible content.

Microsoft Word Documents

This is one of the workshops offered under the Access for All series.  Are your documents Section 508 compliant?  Accessible documents are required whether not a person with a disability will access the content.  Attend this workshop to learn how to make your Microsoft Word documents compliant to ensure accessibility for all.

Document accessibility can be improved using the following formatting functions:

  • Document Headings
  • Descriptions for Images
  • Tables for Data
  • Readable Hyperlinks
  • Multiple Columns

Formatting a document with these techniques not only supports individuals using assistive technologies, but improves usability for all individuals. 


Jennifer Calderin - Alternate Media Specialist


Registration is required.

Date of Workshop: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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