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Enhancing accessibility
Enhancing accessibility
Excel 2013 and all other Microsoft Office 2013 programs support the Microsoft Active
Accessibility (MSAA) specification. This makes various accessibility aids more effective,
including screen readers and screen enlargers. For more information, visit the Microsoft
Accessibility website at www.microsoft.com/enable/ .
The following is a list of built-in features that, either by design or by default, enhance the
accessibility of Excel:
The Accessibility Checker The most visible accessibility feature appears on the Info
screen in Backstage view, and Microsoft calls it the Accessibility Checker . Click the File
tab, select Info, click the Check For Issues button, and then click Check Accessibility
to display the task pane shown in Figure 3-24. This task pane lists all the problematic
items identified by the Accessibility Checker in the active workbook; click any item to
display an explanation, as shown in Figure 3-24.
Figure 3-24 The Accessibility Checker lists all the issues found in the current workbook.
ScreenTips These are the little descriptive labels that appear under toolbar buttons
and ribbon controls when you rest the pointer on them. Select one of three display
options from the ScreenTip Style drop-down list in the General category in the Excel
Options dialog box. For more information, see “Exploring other toolbar and ribbon
options” earlier in this chapter.
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