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Role Mapping

To get the best result in terms of accessibility each element of the Word document must have the correct role mapping.

All paragraph styles provided from Word are mapped to a specific role as default. In nearly all cases this standard role is fitting. If necessary, you can change the role in the axesWord Document Settings.

There is also a default role mapping for elements created with Word functions. This is the case for captions, footnotes, table of contents, links, references or hyphenation.

For all elements like figures, tables, text boxes or headers/footers a role is already assigned as default. axesWord recognizes automatically the natural semantics of the elements and assigns the corresponding role.

However, in case of figures, tables, text boxes or headers/footers the role is adjustable. Their standard roles need only to be changed if the natural semantics is not appropriate. This may be the case for Layout-Tables, Definition Lists, Artifacts and Formulas. There is a context-sensitive task pane axesWord - Rolemapping to adjust the role mapping:

Word with table and axesWord-Rolemapping menu opened

In general the standard role Default is appropriate. An element owns then the role that corresponds to its natural semantics. See for example the figure above: the table has by default the role Table.



Only in case of figures, tables, text boxes or headers/footers, which do not correspond to their natural semantics the author has to adjust the role mapping.