Excel Accessibility


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This page is an overview of creating accessible Excel spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Accessible spreadsheets allow information to be readily available for assistive technology. Screen readers can easily navigate the content when accessibility is considered during the design process. This will not only benefit people with disabilities, but overall usability will improve for all users. Accessibility is for everyone. 


 Video Tutorials

Video Credit: The University of Alabama, Technology Accessibility - Creating Accessible Excel Spreadsheets (total length 49:58 mins)

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  Best Practices

  • Always add accessibility to an Excel Sheet during the design/creation process. Do not wait until the end to add accessibility. 
  • Use the Accessibility Checker to scan your spreadsheets.
  • Save the file name with dashes or underscores between words such as Excel-Document-Accessibility.xlsx or Excel_Document_Accessibility.xlsx.
  • Consider readability for content development.


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