Microsoft Word has features to save a document as a single file web page, a web page,
and a web page (filtered). You should never use the Save as a Web Page or Single
File Web Page options because there are many HTML tags that will not get converted,
and are necessary for accessibility. Your document may even look fine and be
functional in internet explorer, but the HTML flaws will be evident when viewing your
document in some of the other major web browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google
However, you may use the Save as a Web Page, Filtered option WITH CAUTION.
When you use the web page filtered option, most of the HTML tags will get converted
into accessible HTML (if you have applied heading tags and followed all of the other
accessibility principals). The reason I say most of the HTML tags will get converted is
because all of the heading tags, alt tags, and table tags will get converted into
accessible HTML, but if you used a form or list in your document, those HTML tags
would not get converted correctly.
D2L has created an easy method to convert your accessible word documents into
accessible HTML. If your document has passed Microsoft Word’s Accessibility Checker