- A uniform heading structure is one of the most important considerations when creating your document. Headings allow screen reader users to easily navigate pages. It is not best practice to simply increase the font size or bold text to make it look like a heading.
- To create a heading, select the text and choose the appropriate heading level from the Styles gallery.
- Make sure to change the default color setting to add more contrast. Microsoft Word uses a light blue color as the default for headings, which provides insufficient color contrast.
- It is best practice to use headings in the correct order. There should be only one Heading 1 per page. Subsequent headings allow you to "chunk" your content, which makes the page easier to read.
Microsoft Word Documents
Creating accessible Microsoft Word documents
Microsoft Word is one of the most common word processors used to create files that sometimes end up in PDF and/or HTML formats. The information below will guide you in creating accessible Word documents.