Creating accessible Excel workbooks and spreadsheets will help users of assistive technology access and navigate the content included in Excel files. You can learn and implement simple but impactful good practice around accessibility to help unlock your content to everyone and maintain longevity of your files.
How you use sheet tabs and data sets in your workbooks will play a bit part in how users of assistive technology will access and understand your content.
Sheet tabs and data set tips:
To add headers to a new table:
To specify the first column and header row in an existing table:
To define named regions for cell ranges:
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