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Creating Word documents that can be read and understood by a diverse range of people is just as vital as creating accessible, inclusive websites and online content. Imagine going to a recruitment website and downloading the Position Description as a Word document, or being sent it as an email attachment, only to find that you cannot access the document using your screen reader (if you are blind or vision-impaired), can’t listen to the linked podcast (if you are Deaf or hearing impaired), or simply can’t understand large sections of it because the document is full of industry jargon that is not explained.

It’s important to be able to create a Word doc that can be accessed by everyone, including people with a sensory (sight and hearing), cognitive, and/or mobility disability, seniors, and those with English as a second language.

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