An innovation that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word, the Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) supports individuals and organisations to embrace accessibility as ‘business as usual’ at no cost.

The DAT puts the power of accessible functionality into the hands of content authors, for the ultimate benefit of consumers with disability or age-related impairment.

Free to download, the DAT is a dedicated accessibility ribbon menu for Microsoft Word that makes it quicker and easier to create accessible documents. Pioneered by Vision Australia’s Digital Access consultancy, and supported by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), it features a range of hand-picked and custom-built functions to optimise and validate a document for accessibility.


Designed to increase accessibility awareness and help make document accessibility an everyday business practice, Vision Australia also host a free eLearning course to support individuals and whole organisations to use the DAT effectively and with confidence.

Featuring how-to videos, interactive activities, real-world examples and downloadable tip sheets, DAT 101 is suitable for anyone looking to improve their understanding of accessibility and learn key functions to make a Word document more accessible to people with disabilities or impairments

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