The reading order in PowerPoint is a way of putting the various elements on each slide
into the correct order. The preset layouts all have the correct reading order already.
However, if you have added any content or rearranged the content on the page, it is
important that you check the reading order to be sure that a person using assistive
technology will not be confused by hearing the text being read out of order.
How to Check Reading Order
From the Home tab select Arrange, then click on Selection Pane.
The Selection Pane will appear on the righthand side of the screen. It is important
to note that the reading order appears bottom-to-top, with the bottom item being read first.
Use the up and down arrows to move any content that is out of order.
Note: To the right of each item is an icon that looks like an eye (). Clicking on this icon will hide the object visually in the slide, but it will still
be read by a screen reader.
If you have any trouble checking the reading order or have any other accessibility
questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org