PowerPoint

Images

Include alternative text (alt text) for all images including charts.  Alt text should be entered in the Description area, not the Title area.1

After inserting the image on the document,

  1. Right-click on the image and select "Format Picture" from the menu
  2. The Format Picture window will open
  3. Select Alt Text from the left menu
  4. Type in description text in the Description field (not the Title field).
  5. Click the Close button when done

    PowerPoint Alternative Text

Testing Accessibility

A great way to begin checking the accessibility of your PowerPoint presentation is to use the built-in accessibility checker.

  1. Go to the File tab.
  2. Select Info
  3. Click on Check for Issues button.
  4. Select Check Accessibility from the drop-down list

    PowerPoint Accessibility Checker

The Accessibility Checker panel will open to the right of the document.  The accessibility checker provides you with a list of errors, warnings and tips.

Accessibility Checker

When you click on an error or warning, instructions on how to fix it appear below in "Additional Information."

PowerPoint Additional Information

1 "Making PowerPoint Documents Accessible." Tulsa Community College. 20 Nov. 2014. Web. 7 May 2015. <https://www.sites.google.com/site/accessiblecoursematerials/powerpoint>

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