Microsoft Office

MS-Office has many features built-in that help people with different abilities to read and author documents.  Use the easy  MS-Office  Accessibility Checker tool to quickly review all of your MS-Office build course content.  

To make your content accessible, there are four pertinent standards to meet: 

  1. Add Alternative Text to images and visuals
  2. Add meaningful hyperlink text and ScreenTips
  3. Use built-in headings and styles.
  4. Ensure that color is not the only means of conveying information.


Word also offers the Accessibility Checker that locates elements that might cause problems for people with disabilities.  More details can be found on the Microsoft web page: "Make your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities." 


Unlock your visual content for every learner. When your slides are accessible, you unlock your content to everyone and people with differing abilities can read and use your slides. PowerPoint presentations tend to be highly visual, and people who are blind or have low vision can understand them more easily if you create your slides with accessibility in mind.

MS-Office offers an easy to use Accessibility Checker tool to quickly review your documents. 


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