Day 4 – Making a list and checking it twice: the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Office

Why is this useful?

When creating new documents in Microsoft Office, it will save you time in the long run if you check the accessibility of your document before uploading to Blackboard. This helpful tool lists any errors and warnings and provides tips on how to resolve them.

Here’s how

When you have created your document, open the file and click on File > Info > Check for Issues > Check Accessibility. Or you can click on Review in the toolbar and click on Check Accessibility. For more information, visit Microsoft’s Improve accessibility with the Accessibility Checker web page.

We find it’s satisfying to get the green tick – ‘No accessibility issues found’, and it puts you on Santa’s ‘Nice’ list!