[Athen] Excel Accessibility

Clemson Online Coor. of Access. and UDL accessonline at clemson.edu
Mon Apr 2 07:44:56 PDT 2018

Hello all,
I'm trying to create an Excel accessibility guide for my university and I'm
very unfamiliar with Excel accessibility. Based on my research, the topics
I need to cover are:

- Document Properties (document title and language)
- alt text
- links with descriptive text
- Sensory characteristics (don't rely on color, size, shape, or location
alone to convey info)
- color contrast
- Tabs have unique names
- Simple table structure and Creating tables
- Table header cells
- Table alt text
- Cell Styles
- Do heading styles need to be placed on header cells?
- Is this more for forms built in Excel?
- Caption table (put title in A1)
- *Naming Cell Sections (same as adding a caption/alt text to a
table???) <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__webaccess.msu.edu_Tutorials_excel.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=Ngd-ta5yRYsqeUsEDgxhcqsYYY1Xs5ogLxWPA_2Wlc4&r=2JoPbkP9gSrXlohQKP4Sb_YpB4HzKbZEMzRT4cD1IRs&m=jV2E3tP-Ls_3FDwXjxTv3CmoZuYFU_OGRonIy-p-85Y&s=orToT5UfiX_QVm2-8ESPDdnFu5TtNvbdVgearUB4tyo&e=> Other directions
- Video and Audio
- Add end of table message below table

Is this correct? Do I need to include all of these and/or are there other
topics I need to add?

Also, I know that forms and documents shouldn't really be built in Excel,
but if they are, what can I encourage to make them more accessible or
better prepared for PDF conversion?

​Thanks for your help. ​
Have a wonderful day!

*Michelle Tuten*

*Accessibility **Coordinator*

*​Clemson Online​*
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