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From: Weissenberger, Todd M
Date: Mon, Feb 04 2019 12:05PM
Subject: Office accessibility checker question
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I have a PowerPoint slide with several images-each image has appropriately brief ALT text, and the reading order is correct. Due to the number of images (I assume), the Accessibility Checker insists that I "Check Reading Order"

Microsoft Office accessibility checker errors disappear after the author corrects the issue. Is there also a way to clear Warnings from the accessibility checker after they have been checked?

Thanks for any insights!

Todd

T.M. Weissenberger
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Information Security and Policy Office
University of Iowa
319-384-3323

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From: Philip Kiff
Date: Mon, Feb 04 2019 1:16PM
Subject: Re: Office accessibility checker question
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Todd,

I don't think there is a way of removing Accessibility Checker warnings
without eliminating the cause of the warning in any of the Microsoft
Office products, including PowerPoint.

The "Check Reading Order" warning commonly appears in PowerPoint if you
insert any objects without using the built-in placeholders in a
particular layout.

If you only ever enter content using existing placeholders in a
particular slide layout, then PowerPoint assumes the order is correct
because the placeholders are already placed in a specific order in the
Slide Master. But if you add an extra object - typically an image - and
position it yourself on the slide, then PowerPoint will always flag that
slide with the "Check Reading Order" warning.

For each flagged slide, you should review and adjust the order using the
Object Selection Pane (remembering that the order is reversed, so
objects at the bottom of the selection pane will be read/appear first).
Then you're done. The warnings will remain even after you review (and
where necessary fix) the order.

I suppose you could create a new Slide Layout with an additional
placeholder for an image, but that would probably only make sense if
many of your slides had one and only one image that was usually placed
in the same location on each slide and that was usually about the same size.

Phil.

Philip Kiff
D4K Communicaitons

On 2019-02-04 2:05 PM, Weissenberger, Todd M wrote:
> I have a PowerPoint slide with several images-each image has appropriately brief ALT text, and the reading order is correct. Due to the number of images (I assume), the Accessibility Checker insists that I "Check Reading Order"
>
> Microsoft Office accessibility checker errors disappear after the author corrects the issue. Is there also a way to clear Warnings from the accessibility checker after they have been checked?
>
> Thanks for any insights!
>
> Todd
>
> T.M. Weissenberger
> IT Accessibility Coordinator
> Information Security and Policy Office
> University of Iowa
> 319-384-3323
>
> he/him/his
>
> > > >

From: Karlen Communications
Date: Mon, Feb 04 2019 1:31PM
Subject: Re: Office accessibility checker question
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If you've pasted or inserted images or objects on a slide that are NOT in a
Content placeholder, they will be flagged by the Accessibility Checker as
needing manual review of the logical reading order. You cannot remove them
from the Accessibility Checker once you've reviewed the logical reading
order. We don't have that ability yet.
You can use the keyboard to place content in a Content placeholder by
pressing Enter in the Content placeholder and then accessing what you need
from the Insert Ribbon. If you have text and an image on a slide, use the
Two Content slide layout - Alt + H, letter I then find Two Content.

I have flagged this deficiency with Microsoft as a need to mark individual
slides as having passed a logical reading order review but it would help if
other would flag it as well.

PubCom.com has a page where you can identify things that you want related to
accessibility.
https://www.pubcom.com/vote/

Cheers, Karen

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I have a PowerPoint slide with several images-each image has appropriately
brief ALT text, and the reading order is correct. Due to the number of
images (I assume), the Accessibility Checker insists that I "Check Reading
Order"

Microsoft Office accessibility checker errors disappear after the author
corrects the issue. Is there also a way to clear Warnings from the
accessibility checker after they have been checked?

Thanks for any insights!

Todd

T.M. Weissenberger
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Information Security and Policy Office
University of Iowa
319-384-3323

he/him/his

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