Get familiar with the Microsoft Accessibility Checker [official guide].
Use it as a guide when designing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Files.
Excel Quick Tips
- Name worksheets.
- Use cell A1 as the title of the spreadsheet.
- Data formatted as tables needs descriptive headers.
- Name the table.
- Use chart titles and labels.
- Remove blank rows/columns.
- Empty cells include “no data.”
- Alt text for images, charts, and tables.
- Use alt text in cells where color is the only way to convey meaning (conditional formatting.)
- Formatting emphasis, ALL CAPS and strikethrough not perceivable to some users.
- Link to other sheets for keyboard-only users.
- Adjust text wrapping and column width to improve readability of all cell data.
- Avoid hiding rows and columns.
- Alert users with text where frozen panes are active.
- Make Excel Spreadsheets Accessible [official guide]