Chris Ashton

dai11y 07/09/2021

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How to use the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Office

Screenshot showing where to click to enable to accessibility checker in Word. Source:
  • Perhaps obvious if you know how, but as someone who has used Office tools a fair bit over the years, I don’t think I’d ever known about the Accessibility Checker!
  • To use in Microsoft Word, Excel, OneNote, or PowerPoint:
    • click on the “Review” tab
    • then the “Check Accessibility” menu trigger
    • then the “Check Accessibility” option
    • It will display accessibility information in a panel on the right
  • The article is very light on detail, but I imagine this tool captures issues like text being too small or obscured, and colour contrast issues.

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