CP 4.7 – Specify the language of the content


Specify the language that your content is written in so that screen readers know how to pronounce it.


Specifying languages in PowerPoint documents

    • Select the shapes you want to specify a language for;
    • Under the “Tools” menu, the “Language” option will provide a list of languages from which you can choose the appropriate one.

An example of good practice

“Aujourd’hui”, the French word for “today”, with the correct language selected:

An example of bad practice

“Aujourd’hui”, the French word for “today”, with the language still set to English (UK):


WCAG 2.1

    • 3.1.1 Language of Page (A)
    • 3.1.2 Language of Parts (AA)

EN 301 549 v 2.1.2

    • Language of Page
    • Language of Parts