Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations 101 (1 hour)

This training focuses on some basic steps to make PowerPoint presentations accessible for people with visual impairments and other disabilities. Basic rules for developing accessible PowerPoint presentations will be covered. These same rules can be applied to other applications like Microsoft Word and when creating content for websites. Accessibility means that people with disabilities can access the same things as those without a disability, whether it is a physical, cognitive, hearing, or visual impairment.

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  1. Describe why accessibility is important
  2. Enlist six basic steps to making PowerPoint presentations accessible
  3. Use the PowerPoint Accessibility Checker to identify and fix accessibility issues

This workshop is suitable for anyone producing a presentation using PowerPoint.


Past Training Evaluation Comments

“This training was very informative and engaging.”

“I really appreciate the CHARTT guidelines and online contrast checker tool.”

“I liked that it was basic and didn’t assume we already knew things.”

“My key takeaways: The point of not using pictures for graphs, and not relying on visual cues for directions or explanation. It was enlightening.”

“Having worked in administration at both Perkins School for the Blind and Commonwealth Care Alliance, I am somewhat of an evangelist in this area. Bravo, this training was great.”