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How To Make A Microsoft Word Document 508 Compliant

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Here are some specific instructions in regards to making images inside your Microsoft Word document 508 Compliant:
  • All images, grouped images and non-text elements in the Microsoft Word document that convey information must have alternative text descriptions.
  • Complex images must have descriptive text immediately after the image.
  • The document must be free of background images or watermarks.
  • The image text wrapping style "In Line with Text" must be used for all images.
  • Multiple associated images must be Grouped as One Object.
  • All multi-layered objects must be flattened into one image and use one Alternative Text description for the image.
  • Text boxes must not be used for simple graphics.

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