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How to Use Accessibility Checker in PowerPoint (Desktop Mac)


Best practice is to use sans-serif fonts, rather than serif or decorative fonts. Sans serif do not have the decorative lines. The fonts would include Arial, Calibri, Century Gothic, Tahoma, and Verdana. The font size should be 24 pt font for the body text. The font could be larger depending on the audience or page layout.

Open the Power Point you would like to check.

Select "Review" tab from at the top of the PowerPoint.

Select "Review" tab from at the top of the Power Point.

Select the "Accessibility Checker" from the selections.

The Microsoft review ribbon.

A report will come up with issues.

The accessibility checker report with issues that should be fixed.

Selecting the issues will bring you them in the Power Point

  1. Has the selected issue.
  2. Is highlighting the issue.
PowerPoint slide with a person smiling. With a one next to the selected slide and image and a two next to the Southern New Hampshire Logo because of the issue.

In this case there is missing alternative text. Though other issues could arise in Power Point.

There will also be hints and tips to fix the issues

Tips to fix the issue from the accessibility checker.
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