Microsoft PowerPoint accessibility can be a bit tricky to implement. This page is meant to serve as a resource for how to apply accessibility to new and existing PowerPoint files.
Overview of PowerPoint Accessibility
What exactly is required for PowerPoint Accessibility?
This guide will follow Section 508 accessibility guidelines for document accessibility. In order for a PowerPoint file to be 508 accessible, it must contain the following elements:
- Use a theme
- Ensure all text content is viewable in outline view (avoid added textboxes)
- Images contain alternate text or are marked decorative
- Slides have unique titles
- List elements are properly identified in the structure
- Hyperlinks are properly formatted
- Tables use table headings
- The reading order is set
- Content passes the accessibility checker
Do you need some hands on practice? Below you will find a practice file and an answer key file. There is an introduction video and answer key video to follow along with.
Practice Files and Introduction
Download the practice file and watch the introduction video.
Download the Answer Key file and watch the video.