Create an Accessible PDF from a Microsoft Word Document

Make sure you start with an accessible Word document.

On a Mac in Word 2016

  1. Go to File > Save As and select PDF as the file format.
    Identifies PDF file format
  2. Select the "Best for electronic distribution and accessibility" radio button then click the Export button.
    Identifies Best for accessibility option

On a Windows PC in Word 2016

  1. Go to File > Export  then choose Create a PDF/XPS Document.Indicates Export button and Create PDF/XPS button
  2. Select the radio button for "Optimize for Standard (publishing online and printing) and click the Publish button.
    Identifies Standard option and indicates Publish button