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How to Use Accessibility Checker in Excel (Desktop Mac)


Select the “Review” Ribbon Form the Top of Your Excel Sheet

Excel review ribbon button.

Select the “Check Accessibility” Button

Excel check accessibility button.

On the Right Side the Results will Come in

Accessibility checker results.

When You Select Any of the Results It Will Bring You to The Issue

Selected result with cell referring to in background.

The green box covering the selected issue with the box around the merged cells would show that this is what the accessibility checker is referring to is an issue within the sheet.  

The issue here is that there are merged cells which makes it harder for a screen reader to read this would go against the best practices for making an excel sheet. You can find more information about this with the following article Best Practices to Allow Excel Sheets to Be Most Accessible

Some of the issues might include some of the formatting that is included in the How to Add Alternative Text to Excel (Desktop Mac) or missing alterative text which can be found How to Add Alternative Text to Excel (Desktop Mac).

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