Making Word Documents Accessible

There are accessibility tools standard in all Microsoft Office products (2016 of later). The accessibility checker provides a list of issues to be fixed for each document.

Check Accessibility button location - Microsoft Word
The 'Check Accessibility' button is located in the 'Review' ribbon

Fixing issues in the source document saves the duplication of effort that comes from having to fix the same issues again in the generated PDF.

Higlighted Accessibility Issues in Microsoft Word
The results of the Accessibility Check are listed at right, along with suggested fixes