Important Things to Keep in Mind for Creating Effective Word Documents:
- Avoid Frilly Script. It is hard to read. sans serif fonts are your best bet. Click here to read about the difference between serif and sans serif fonts.
- Don’t use tiny font. 12 point is the minimum and 14 point is even better.
- Using color to create meaning will exclude some students, such as those with color blindness and those using adaptive technologies such as screen-reading software. If you use color to denote meaning, be sure to represent that meaning in some other way as well.
- Providing white space helps students who have trouble with visual processing.
- You must use Styles to make your document accessible to adaptive devices.
- Pictures and images must be tagged with Alt Text to make them legible to adaptive devices.
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Last Updated February 7, 2017