How to Use This Resource

The techniques covered in this resource will help you create accessible office documents. We have taken the application-specific instructions developed by the Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) Project and updated it with revised instructions and screenshots, where needed. Featured throughout this resource are “Editor’s note” boxes like the one below.  

Editor’s note:  When instructions diverge for later versions of an application, we’ve captured the updates in a featured box like this.

Review the techniques in the specific application sections and follow the steps to make your documents more accessible. Due to the nature of this reference document, we encourage you to use the online version of this resource.

Use the table of contents or the list of applications below to find the instructions you need.


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