Accessible Documents

There are many forms of documents which are used during a learning session. These may include; Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft PowerPoint documents and PDF documents.  All three types of documents can be used electronically, either during presentations or by offering students electronic versions of the documents to store and review.  They can also be used in print format - as handouts during a session, for example. These documents may also include equations, charts, graphs, infographics, and tables which need to be accessible for all.


Making accessible documents ensures that they are usable by the widest range of users, but also ensures your document is easier to edit and navigate. If you plan, format, and structure your document correctly in the beginning, it will ensure the file is not only accessible but can also be converted into a variety of different alternate formats (e.g. PDF or braille) while retaining its accessibility features.

Creating Accessible Documents training

MS Office (Windows and Mac)

The Microsoft Office 365 versions for both Windows and Mac closely resemble each other. The accessibility features of each are identical for the most part.

The Accessibility Hub has developed a series of guides and supporting information to assist the Queen's community develop accessible material and comply with AODA Regulations: