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How to Use the Accessibility Checker in PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Web App)


The best practice is to use sans-serif fonts, rather than serif or decorative fonts. Sans serif does not have 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 Live.

Select the "Review" button from the top.

PowerPoint online home ribbon.

From the "Review" ribbon select the "Check Accessibility" button.

From the "Review" ribbon.

On the right will be what is found that needs to be fixed.

The results from the accessibility checker.

Selecting any of these will bring you to the issue and highlight it in the slide.

Slide show with an arrow highlighting an issue and another arrow highlighting the shown issue.

For this example, the Southern New Hampshire University would be the image that is missing alternative text.

Articles to fix these issues can be found at Accessible Features PowerPoint

NOTE: Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

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