Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that can be used to make budgets, chart different data, or produce graphs. While helpful, using these features requires care to make sure that all data is accessible. Below are a few important steps to start making your Excel Spreadsheets accessible.
Tips for Making Excel Spreadsheets Accessible
Avoid Blank Data Cells
Cells should not be left blank. If the cell really has no data, then you can add “This cell intentionally left blank” or “No data.”
Use Alignment Tools
Don’t use blank rows/columns for spacing. Manage your layout by resizing rows and columns and using the alignment tools.
Include Table Data with Visuals
When displaying charts or graphs within Excel, place it directly below the data table.
Type End of Worksheet
Type “end of worksheet” in the row immediately following the last row.
Find these tips and more when you download the Accessibility Quick Card for Excel Spreadsheets or download the complete set for more important tips.