Easy Guide To Creating Accessible Content With Microsoft Office Products

photo showing logos of microsoft office products - word, excel, outlook, powerpoint


Many of us, without a doubt, use Microsoft Office products on a daily basis. Writing documents, creating spreadsheets, sending and receiving emails, and creating and presenting presentations is a part of everyone’s daily drudgery exciting life, and we can surely thank Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint for making things easier for us! Although it is important that we present good content in attractive, easy, and readable formats, it is equally important to make our content accessible for people with disabilities. Fortunately, all Microsoft Office products have built in capabilities to make our content accessible. In addition, Microsoft also provides rules and best practices, and helps us check our content with the Accessibility Checker and other tools (like Color Contrast Analyzer) to ensure content follows accessibility guidelines.

Below you will find four different links that will show you how to create accessible content with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. They are short, and easy to read but give a plethora of information on how content can be made accessible with just a few clicks.

Direct links to accessibility guides:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook

Office Accessibility – Online version


Source: Microsoft Accessibility


  1. The links are not clickable since they are inside of an image. Could you please add the links to the text to make them accessible to all?

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