In this guide for students and professionals, David Kingsbury, Assistive Technology Instructor at The Carroll Center for the Blind, lays out the key steps for preparing professional-looking Word documents using the two most popular PC-based screen reader programs: JAWS and NVDA.
Particular attention is devoted to formatting requirements of the three most commonly used academic style guides: APA, MLA, and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Among the topics covered:
- using ribbon menus;
- font, paragraph, and margin settings;
- adding headers that adhere to academic style guide requirements;
- headings and styles;
- constructing tables;
- managing citations and bibliographies;
- tools for proofreading and review.
An appendix with a list of keystrokes is included for convenient reference. You can also download a set of files with practice exercises to hone your skills.