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How to Add Accessibility Properties to Excel (Desktop Mac)


Specifying the document title ensures there is a programmatic method to identify the document and may help provide metadata to searches performed by users of assistive technology. A document subject and author provide an additional  description of the document. The document keywords field allows metadata to be provided about the document, which makes it easier to find.

There are several document properties that must be set to ensure the document is accessible. In addition, interactive features such as links and bookmarks can be added at this step. Properties to set include: 

  • Document title  
  • Document subject  
  • Document author  
  • Document keywords 

Open an Excel Sheet

An empty excel sheet.

Select “File” from Top of Your Screen

The file button at the top of Mac.

From the Drop-Down Menu Select “Properties…”

The properties button from the drop-down menu from selecting file.

From the Pop-Up Menu Select “Summary”

The summary bottom from selecting properties.

Fill in as Much Information as You Can Provide

A pop-up box with as much information filled out as possible for the example.

The more information that you can provided the better it is for people using assistive technology while using the internet.

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