Link accessibility in PowerPoint

This post will cover how to create accessible links within PowerPoint.

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General Link accessibility tips for PowerPoint

Avoid using “click here” or “more info” in your link description. Links should be clear and easy to understand. The link should tell the user exactly where they are going.

While screen readers can read a full page to a user, screen reader users may prefer to instead listen to a list of links. In that case, a screen reader may only read the link text and not the surrounding text.

Speech recognition software allows a user to avoid using a mouse. Users can speak the text of the link that they would like to follow.

Keyboard-only users may not be able to use a mouse to click links. They use a keyboard’s tab button to navigate through a page’s links, buttons, and form inputs. For such users, it is very important for them to see which item has a focus on at all times.

Colorblind users may not be able to perceive color cues. Typically, pages present links in a different color than their surrounding text. Adding underlines or other non-color indicators helps users who may not see color. Users who are not comfortable with technology may also appreciate having links underlined.

Make an Image a link in PowerPoint

Step 1

Select the image that you want to make a link.

Step 2

Right-click and select link

Inserting a link on an image

Step 3

Fill in the link location

Link destination in Powerpoint

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