Basic Principles The following is a list of some basic principles of creating accessible Excel files: Do not use color alone to convey meaning and make sure all font/graphics have proper contrast. Perform a spellcheck. Provide descriptive titles for your tables and worksheets. Mark row and column headers for your tables. Avoid using blank cells, … Continue reading Excel Accessibility
How to make Images Accessible? Images are a really great instructional resource, but what if the student can’t see the image? Luckily we have a couple tricks we can do to make images accessible. The minimum requirement is that all images have alt text (or alternative text), which is a piece of code that provides … Continue reading Accessible Images in Microsoft Office
What are accessible links? Links in documents can be made accessible by: Not Using “Click Here” or “Click for” – This confuses students who utilize a screen reader or are visually impaired. The best practice is instead to do something like, “Please see the following link for more information about WebAIM’s Platform on Accessibility”. Make … Continue reading Accessible Links in Microsoft Office
What are Headings? Headings can be thought as descriptions of various parts or sections of content, they also help to outline the content. For example, you will notice that during this course I have used headings, such as the one on this page titled, “What are Headings”. The reason they are so useful, is that they … Continue reading Accessible Headings in Word
How to make Tables Accessible? Making tables accessible requires a couple things: Keep it simple! Complex tables are a pain to make accessible, so if your table is starting to look like a table inside a table, consider making it into smaller separate tables. Tables are for data, not layout! Tables should only be for … Continue reading Accessible Tables in Word/PowerPoint
Slide Layouts Structure in PowerPoint is essential, therefore it is recommended to when possible use the premade layouts built-in PowerPoint. For one this method is simpler then creating your own layouts, secondly, these layouts will assist you in Reading Order. To access the built-in slide layouts feature, simply go to Insert, and select New Slide. A variety … Continue reading Structuring Your PowerPoint
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