CommonLook Office GlobalAccess

Product Description

A companion to the core Microsoft Office writing tools, CommonLook Office GlobalAccess makes it easy for any user to create accessible PDF documents directly from Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

No prior knowledge of accessibility standards is required thanks to Office GlobalAccess’s intuitive wizard, which offers simple instructions to guide users through each accessibility checkpoint.

CommonLook Office GlobalAccess goes far beyond the native PDF creation capabilities in Word, PowerPoint or Acrobat. See our comparison of creation options for PDF accessibility for more information”.


CommonLook Office Features Description
Support for MS Word & MS PowerPoint Create Accessible PDF files from both of Microsoft’s most popular authoring applications
Step-by-Step Simplicity Move through checkpoints in order, then make an accessible PDF
Comprehensive Preparation Content preparation checkpoints for (almost) any situation
Complete Verification Detailed coverage of all conformance criteria for the chosen standard
Style Mapping Manage style usage and mapping to PDF tags
Table Formatting Manage simple, complex, and presentation tables
Allows users to create documents that conform to a variety of standards Choose from Section 508, HHS, WCAG 2.0 AA or PDF U/A when verifying documents
Upgraded User Interface Improved checkpoints and all-new documentation


CommonLook Office Benefits Description
Easy to Use Identifies and helps correct accessibility compliance problems quickly and easily, automating most tasks
Fast & Efficient Without Sacrificing Quality Stop only when attention is required; typical 5 page documents take under 5 minutes
Reduces Compliance Costs Lowers the quantity, complexity, and expense of  accessibility repairs to existing documents
Improves Compliance Overall Accessibility awareness enters the writing process
Methodical Yet Flexible Easy for beginners with immediate results, power tools for advanced users
Proven Effective CommonLook Office has been producing accessible PDF files around the world since 2009 – Now, CommonLook Office GlobalAccess makes this process even easier
A Key Role in Your Accessibility Strategy Regardless of your required standard of conformance, CommonLook Office GlobalAccess has you covered

System Requirements

CommonLook Office GlobalAccess requires the following:

  • MS Word 2007, MS Word 2010, MS Word 2013, & MS Word 2016 (32 and 64 bit)
  • MS PowerPoint 2007, MS PowerPoint 2010, MS PowerPoint 2013, & MS PowerPoint 2016 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows Operating System: Windows 10, 8,7, Vista or XP
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or later required


Our GSA schedule contract number is GS-35F-0161V. You may download our GSA Catalog from the GSA Advantage website or download the NetCentric Technologies’ VPAT for CommonLook Office.