Message box for entering alt text in WordWith the recent Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac update, 15.24.1, you can now use “Save as PDF” to create an accessible PDF document from Word for Mac.  Prior to this update, Word for Mac did not transfer accessibility ‘tags’ to the PDF document so users had to perform in intermediate step of opening the Word document in Microsoft Word for Windows or LibreOffice and save it as an accessible PDF.  In addition, the accessibility checker currently available in the Windows version is in beta for the Mac version of Word.

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