Better content, made easy: using the accessibility inspector in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Presented on 1 September 2022 to the University of Southampton 365 Community with my colleague Luke Searle.

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In this session we introduce the accessibility inspector in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The accessibility inspector:

  • identifies possible improvements you can make to the accessibility of your documents
  • runs whilst you’re working
  • will show you how to make your document more accessible.



About the accessibility inspector

Word accessibility links

General Word Links

Headings in Word

Tables in Word

PowerPoint accessibility links

General PowerPoint links

Colour contrast in PowerPoint

Using the University of Southampton colour palette

Reading order in PowerPoint

Excel accessibility links

Making your computer work for you