- Download and install Central Access Reader (CAR), a powerful open source accessible reader (Windows 64-bit only):
- We recommend making this reader available from your website if you decide to provide digital materials in accessible DOCX format.
- Open Central Access Reader.
- Go to the “Advanced Settings Menu”, click the downward pointing triangle, click on “Help,” then click on “Tutorial.” The tutorial will walk you though the functions of CAR.
- Read the following pages and become familiar with Central Access Reader:
- Using CAR, open the accessible DOCX file you created in Tutorial #1. Here’s the file in case you want to use ours:accessible.docx
- Explore CARs features.
Note: In Tutorial #1 we created an accessible DOCX file from scratch. You may be wondering why we did not use one of the many available, online PDF2DOCX conversion utilities to convert the original 10-page PDF file into a DOCX file and then read it using Central Access Reader. The reason is that automated conversion utilities/services cannot create accessible DOCX files from PDF files. Here are a few examples:
Try opening one the following, automatically converted DOCX files using CAR.
Here’s the original PDF File: 1-May-2017-CONNector-ppg-1-10.pdf
- Converted DOCX File 1: 1-May-2017-CONNector-ppg-1-10-p2w.docx
Source of Conversion: http://pdf2docx.com/
- Converted DOCX File 2: 1-May-2017-CONNector-ppg-1-10-p2w-ocr.docx
Source of OCR Conversion: https://online2pdf.com/pdf2docx
- Converted DOCX File 3: 1-May-2017-CONNector-ppg-1-10-p2w-no-ocr.docx
Source of Conversion: https://online2pdf.com/pdf2docx
- As you can see, automatically generated DOCX files do not display well using Central Access Reader.
- Tutorial #1: Create an Accessible Word and PDF Document
- Tutorial #2: Use Central Access Reader (CAR) to Read an Accessible Word Document
- Tutorial #3: Generate an MP3 File From an Accessible Word Document Using Central Access Reader
- Tutorial #4: Convert an Accessible Word Document into a DAISY eBook
- Tutorial #5: Create an EPUB eBook From an Accessible OpenOffice Document
- Tutorial #6: Create an Accessible, Human Narrated, DAISY Ebook Using Tobi
- Tutorial #7: Explore IDEAL Group’s “Tesseract,” Online OCR Implementation