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Three of the most prevalent forms of documents which are used during a learning session are 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.

Considering the different ways in which documents can be used, the QLC Accessibility Toolkit offers information on creating both accessible print and electronic documents.  It also offers detailed instructions on making accessible documents for both Microsoft Office 2000-2003 and Microsoft Office 2007.

Note that the checklists can be applied to any word processing software (for example, Open Office or Pages for Mac).  Only the instructions on making the suggested changes with the word processing software will differ.