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.
- 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