Web Accessibility

Office Documents

Meeting WCAG 2.0

A To claim Single A conformance, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A requirements for all content

A A To claim Double A, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A and all Double A requirements

A A A To claim Triple A, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A, Double A and Triple A requirements

About Office documents

All documents linked in web pages are covered by WCAG 2.0 guidelines. The more recent the version of your software, such as Microsoft WORD, the better will be the features that help you make the document accessible.

Making office documents

All content, such as headings, images, tables and forms and need to be accessible.

If the office document is the only source of information for a client who is parting with money or making an important decision such as enrolling in a course, provide an HTML alternative.

Using accessibility features in office software

The Accessible Digital Office Document Project has guidelines on making WORD, spreadsheets and presentations accessible, using the features of these packages.

Making the purpose of your document clear

Documents still need to follow the guidelines for writing for the web.

Operating documents in a webpage

The UTAS Web Publishing Guidelines require that links to non-HTML files include the format and size in the link text, as this makes the link purpose clear.