These are steps to use the Microsoft Accessibility Checker to create accessible documents. The Accessibility Checker will be on by default for Microsoft Office users starting May 11, 2021, and will take several weeks to be implemented for all users.
The Accessibility Checker is available in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. It is turned on by default for Harvard clients and keeps track of accessibility issues in real time. It is displayed at the bottom of the Microsoft program in the status bar. You can view issues found by selecting the Accessibility icon button in the status bar.
- Register for an Upcoming Training on Document Accessibility
- Get Started Using the Microsoft Accessibility Checker
- Don't see the Accessibility Checker?
- Accessibility Checker rules, limitations, and tips
- Turn on or off the Accessibility Checker in the Status Bar
- Create Accessible PowerPoint Presentations