The MS Office Accessibility Checker

While those of us who remember Clippy may wince at the very mention of a “helpful” feature in Microsoft Office, the Accessibility Checker may change your mind. Microsoft has taken the content of their pages on how to make your Office materials accessible, and used it to create a one-button Accessibility Checker that checks for known issues and then provides targeted recommendations on how to fix anything it finds. You can read about the Accessibility Checker’s features and how to use it on the Microsoft support site.

If you’ve ever wanted to quickly and easily check your lecture slides, or an assignment template file, the Accessibility Checker now gives you a way to do so, and offers recommendations on fixing any issues, to boot.

And, for those who have determinedly sworn off all help features, the pages on how to make Office content accessible are still available!