Microsoft Accessibility Checker

Microsoft Accessibility Checker

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Accessibility is not only a consideration for students with disabilities; efforts to increase equity for one group of learners generally helps all learners. When using Microsoft 365 applications, such as Word or PowerPoint, you can use the “Accessibility Checker” button to identify areas of your instructional material that can be improved to meet accessibility standards with the click of a button. Integrating best practices for accessibility while you’re creating an instructional material, rather than after the fact, will help you deliver content in a way that can meet the need of all learners. Small habits such as using heading styles, adding alt text to images, and being cognizant of color contrast, can go a long way to enhance your students’ experience in your course.



View the embedded Microsoft support article below or go directly to their support article: Improve accessibility with the Accessibility Checker (opens in new window)