How to Check Microsoft Word Documents for Accessibility

Check your documents for content that people with disabilities might find difficult to read.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

  1. Select the File menu tab, and from the Info section, select Check for Issues.

  2. From the drop-down list, select Check Accessibility.
    Check Accessibility

  3. The Accessibility Checker pane will launch, with any issues listed.
    Accessibility Checker Pane

  4. To correct an issue, select it and view information about how to fix it.
    View Issues
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