Microsoft Office has developed documentation on how to make PowerPoint documents accessible. Visit Make your PowerPoint document accessible for a complete list of the documentation Microsoft Office has developed. Additionally, Micrsoft Office has also developed documentation on using their accessibility checker for PC and Mac computers. Visit the following links for detailed instructions:
For more information on creating accessible online courses, visit the Accessibility Guidelines main page.
Structure your text
The following items are direct links to instructions on how to structure your text in PowerPoint to create an accessible document.
- Set the reading order of slide contents
- Use built-in slide designs for inclusive reading order
- Use an accessible slide design
- Use unique slide titles
- Hide a slide title
- Format text for accessibility
Design accessible tables
The following items are direct links to instructions on creating accessible tables in PowerPoint.
Provide alternative text for images
The following items are direct links to instructions on how to add alternative text to images, graphics, shapes, and charts.
- Review or edit automatically generated alt text in photos
- Add alt text to images
- Add alt text to SmartArt graphics
- Add alt text to shapes
- Add alt text to charts
Write meaningful link text
Visit Add hyperlink text and ScreenTips for instructions on creating accessible links in a PowerPoint document.
Provide appropriate contrast between text and background color
Visit Use accessible text color for more information on creating PowerPoint documents with a strong contrast between text and background colors.