Microsoft Word. Its documents are at the heart of the academic enterprise. Course syllabi, papers for publication, reports and dissertations all find their genesis, more often than not, in Word. But like other academic documents, Word’s .doc and .docx files can contain barriers to usability and accessibility, limiting your ability to reach a diverse audience.
This tutorial focuses on methods for creating universally designed Word documents that offer benefits to authors and readers alike. And because they are created to meet the needs of diverse users, who employ a wide range of technologies, including assistive technologies, UD documents can help promote social inclusion.