Microsoft PowerPoint accessibility can be a bit tricky to implement. This page is meant to serve as a resource for how to apply accessibility to new and existing PowerPoint files.
Overview of PowerPoint Accessibility
What exactly is required for PowerPoint Accessibility?
This guide will follow Section 508 accessibility guidelines for document accessibility. In order for a PowerPoint file to be 508 accessible, it must contain the following elements:
- Use a theme
- Ensure all text content is viewable in outline view (avoid added textboxes)
- Images contain alternate text or are marked decorative
- Slides have unique titles
- List elements are properly identified in the structure
- Hyperlinks are properly formatted
- Tables use table headings and avoid merged cells
- The reading order is set
- Bar charts and Pie graph accessibility within PowerPoint