The Accessibility Checker will alert us to any possible accessibility issues we may have missed while creating our presentation.
NOTE for MacOS Users: The Accessibility Checker does not exist in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.
Step 1. To move to the Backstage area, on the Ribbon,
Click the File tab
Step 2. To find the Accessibility Checker,
Step 3. To open the Accessibility Checker,
|Issue||Description of Issue|
|Errors||Content that makes the file very difficult or even impossible for a person with a disability to understand.|
|Warnings||Content that often, but not always, makes a file difficult for a person with a disability to understand.|
|Tips||Content that a person with a disability can understand, but that might be better organized or presented.|
NOTE: During this workshop we have seen how to add alternative text to a graphic and how to check the reading order of a slide. Adding captions to a video is beyond the scope of our materials today. However, IT Training has a recorded webinar you can access to learn how to create captions with YouTube.
Step 4. To close the Accessibility Checker pane,
NOTE: For more information about accessibility and how to make documents accessible, visit the Indiana University Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers web site.