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Accessibility Skills: Word 1

Accessibility Badge: Word 1Description

This badge is awarded to participants who have successfully completed the micro-course Accessible Word 1.

This course addresses accessibility tools in Microsoft Word, determining what level of accessibility is in a Word document (using the automated checker and manual checks), using the tools to create an accessible document or remediate an inaccessible document.

As a beginner-level course, the following topics are addressed: headings, alt text, formatting (lists, paragraph spacing, columns), and tables.

The micro-course takes approximately 3 hours to complete.


Successful completion of this micro-course requires earning 80% or higher on a quiz that covers the core concepts. The quiz requires participants to demonstrate the following:

  • Identify the appropriate use and application of headings.
  • Determine if alt text is included for an image and if it is appropriate.
  • Evaluate the accessibility of formatted text by using the list, columns, and paragraph spacing tools available in MS Word.
  • Determine if a table is used appropriately.
  • Use the Microsoft Accessibility Checker and manual checks to identify accessibility errors in a document.

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