[Athen] Excel Accessibility

DAGGETT, MEREDITH mdaggett at cnm.edu
Mon Apr 2 08:11:00 PDT 2018

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Subject: [Athen] Excel Accessibility

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
o Do heading styles need to be placed on header cells?
o 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://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__webaccess.msu.edu_Tutorials_excel.html%26d%3DDwMFaQ%26c%3DNgd-ta5yRYsqeUsEDgxhcqsYYY1Xs5ogLxWPA_2Wlc4%26r%3D2JoPbkP9gSrXlohQKP4Sb_YpB4HzKbZEMzRT4cD1IRs%26m%3DjV2E3tP-Ls_3FDwXjxTv3CmoZuYFU_OGRonIy-p-85Y%26s%3DorToT5UfiX_QVm2-8ESPDdnFu5TtNvbdVgearUB4tyo%26e%3D&data=02%7C01%7Cmdaggett%40cnm.edu%7C88ff19af34694724cc4008d598a8c99e%7Cf50e076b86a545f387b03f4d0ec5e94e%7C1%7C0%7C636582773060259988&sdata=p9R5jRmwzgntSQCVW8HTac0ovqZlhStO8E%2FxCH4WQck%3D&reserved=0> Other directions<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttp-3A__accessibility.psu.edu_microsoftoffice_excel_-23region%26d%3DDwMFaQ%26c%3DNgd-ta5yRYsqeUsEDgxhcqsYYY1Xs5ogLxWPA_2Wlc4%26r%3D2JoPbkP9gSrXlohQKP4Sb_YpB4HzKbZEMzRT4cD1IRs%26m%3DjV2E3tP-Ls_3FDwXjxTv3CmoZuYFU_OGRonIy-p-85Y%26s%3DvuDgnbpMAuIB7KaB5btobgQEufDd1QcbKtNT5juwJ_s%26e%3D&data=02%7C01%7Cmdaggett%40cnm.edu%7C88ff19af34694724cc4008d598a8c99e%7Cf50e076b86a545f387b03f4d0ec5e94e%7C1%7C0%7C636582773060259988&sdata=evxZg2XIDVjWrisG3TS3bGks8Zk9ASFCsfci7gYD1iI%3D&reserved=0>
· 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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