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The Accessibility Checker tool in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is useful for finding missing ALT text and other common accessibility issues.

However no automated tool can catch all issues. Manual checks may still be needed for some items.

Windows Office 2013

In Word, PowerPoint and Excel, the Accessibility Checker can be accessed as follows:

  1. Open the File tab.
  2. Click Info in the left menu.
  3. Click the button Check for Issues (next to Inspect Document) and select Check Accessibility in the drop down menu.
  4. A report will open show any errors found. The report is customized for each application.

Macintosh Office 2016

In Word, PowerPoint and Excel, the Accessibility Checker can be accessed as follows:

  1. Open the Tools menu, then select Check Accessibility.
  2. A report will open show any errors found. The report is customized for each application.

Note: The Accessibility Checker was not available in earlier versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac.

Online Office 365

In the online version of Word, PowerPoint and Excel, the Accessibility Checker can be accessed as follows:

  1. Click on the Review tab.
  2. Click Check Accessibility.
  3. A report will open show any errors found. The report is customized for each application.

Visual steps showing how to find the Accessibility Checker in the online version of Office 365

 

 

 

 

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