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Generate & Improve Alt Text for Screen Readers


Ensure 508 Compliance with AuthorTec Accessibility.

Rapidly make Word documents accessible for screen readers. Save time and money.

AuthorTec Accessibility will automatically:

  • Generate Alt Text for every picture and object in your document.

  • Efficiently find each Alt Text entry.

  • Simplify Alt Text editing.



 Use AuthorTec Accessibility for free for 30 days.



Unlock for continued use with a License Key

There is a one-time fee to obtain a license key that will activate AuthorTec Accessibility to run indefinitely with the version of the software available
at the time of purchase.

If AuthorTec Accessibility is already installed on your computer:

  • because you were using it for free,

  • then all you need to do is activate it with the license key you will receive upon purchasing a license. 



How to Access & Use

  1. Open the Word document you need to make accessible.

  2. Click the the Review tab along the top of your screen and use the AuthorTec Accessibility to generate, find and edit alt text.

  3. Learn how to use AuthorTec Accessibility with our Tutorial, and by using the instructions that are built into the software.



Never heard of alt text? Not sure what a screen reader is?

For people with visual disabilities, a screen reader makes Word documents available by reading the text to them.

Pictures, graphs, charts, tables and all other non-text objects are skipped over because images cannot be read by a screen reader.

The only way to fix this problem is to take the time to add Alt Text to every picture and object. Alt Text typically has two parts:

  • A title, which is read to the user; for example: Chart.

  • And a description that can also be read; for example: Monthly Sales.

Luckily AuthorTec Accessibility helps you with this by automatically adding Alt Text, and making it easy for you to find and edit it, if needed.


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AuthorTec Accessibility is a Microsoft Office Word add-in.

It runs with:

  • PC Office 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010

  • Mac Office 2019 and 2016

  • Office 365 PC or Mac desktop version.

Please review our System Requirements for additional technical information.


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