Creating Accessible Tables (PPT)

Posted: June 7, 2020 at 9:59 pm

Using simple tables, one row for column headers, one column for row headers, avoiding empty cells and nested headers (when possible), allows screen readers to associate data with the appropriate column and/or row headers.

  • Select the Insert tab.
  • Click on Table.
  • Choose the table size.

creating a table in powerpoint 365

 

 

  • Enter all table data.
  • Select the table, navigate to the table Tools Tab and click on Design.
  • Click on Header Row (column headers). If applicable, click on First Column (row headers).

 

table tools and header row PowerPoint 365

 

  • Click on the Table Layout tab. Then, click Alt Text. Although not required, Alt Text allows you to provide an alternative description of the table. This is beneficial for complex tables, which may prove difficult for screen reader users to navigate even when it is accessible.

Write to Korey Singleton at ksinglet@gmu.edu