Why should I make my Excel documents accessible?

Designing Excel spreadsheets with accessibility in mind helps blind and visually impaired users access the data more easily.

Best practices

  • Include alt text with visuals by utilizing the Accessibility Checker
  • Ensure hyperlink text is descriptive by using the full title of the page it links to instead of “Click Here” or the url link
  • Give Sheet tabs unique names so screen readers can navigate through and make it easier to understand the contents of the workbook
  • Use simple table structure with header information to prevent screen readers from getting lost in a table, with nested, split or merged cells



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Alternative assessments

Faculty/instructors are encouraged to consider alternative assessments, such as projects and portfolios, without requiring proctored exams.

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