Easy check for accessibility issues with Office documents

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

Did you know Microsoft Office has a built-in Accessibility Checker to easily check your PowerPoints, Word or Excel documents?

When creating a document, go to File -> Info and select Check for Issues. Next, click on Check Accessibility.

Capture(5)This will bring up a panel that will display the results of your document and what accessibility issues may exist. Click on the individual errors to see where the error is located in your document. You will also see a window that displays additional information on how to fix the error.Capture2(1)For more information on Accessibility and Microsoft Office please visit the Penn State Accessibility Site.