Accessibility Checker and Checklist

Resources

This page provides ways to check your materials for accessibility. Accessibility checkers are automated tools to inspect the material for potential accessibility issues and provide tips to remediate the content. Accessibility checklists are general guidelines on how to format materials to make them more accessible.

Microsoft Word

Checklists

  • eLearning Word Accessibility – The eLearning website covers some techniques to create accessible Word documents. This is compatible with Microsoft Word 2013 and later.
  • Creating accessible Word documents – Microsoft provides a checklist to create more accessible Word documents. This is compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 and later.
  • WebAIM Word Accessibility – WebAIM provides articles to create accessible documents that are compatible with Microsoft Word 2010 and later for both Windows and Mac.

Accessibility Checker

Microsoft PowerPoint

Checklists

  • eLearning PowerPoint Accessibility - The eLearning website covers some techniques to create accessible PowerPoint presentations. This is compatible with Microsoft Word 2013 and later.
  • Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations - Microsoft provides a checklist to create more accessible PowerPoint presentations. This is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and later.
  • WebAIM PowerPoint - WebAIM provides articles to create accessible PowerPoint presentations based on different Microsoft PowerPoint versions 2000 and later.

Accessibility Checker

PDFs           

Checklists

Accessibility Checker

Microsoft Excel

Checklists

Accessibility Checker

  • The Accessibility Checker is compatible with Excel 2010 and later. It follows the same steps as running the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Word, visit the eLearning site to learn how to run the Accessibility Checker at eLearning Word Accessibility Checker.
  • For a more in-depth guide in using the Accessibility Checker, visit Microsoft Accessibility Checker.

Webpages

Grackle Suite Accessibility Tools for Google

  • Grackle Suite is a limited, free set of tools to manages your documents Google documents for accessibility. Grackle finds issues and helps fix them in Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. On the Chrome platform you can then launch Grackle to perform further inspection and remediate any problems. Grackle Docs and Sheets also allows you to publish to Tagged PDF and Accessible HTML to help comply with Section 508, ADA, and other accessibility laws.

    The Grackle Suite checkers are free, the following are links to the Chrome store extensions (need Chrome Browser):

    • Grackle Docs - Checks your Google Doc against accessibility standards and can create PDF/UA in your Google Drive.
    • Grackle Sheets - Checks a Google Sheet for accessibility issues and can publish an accessible HTML version of the Sheet or rearrange the XML Structure.
    • Grackle Slides - Check and remediate accessibility features in Google Slides, including color contrast, individual titles, and alternative text.

 

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