I’ve been compiling a list of useful links on how to make a presentation accessible. The top tips are:
- Use Sans Serif font larger than 28 pts.
- Use colors that are high contrast (e.g., black font on white background).
- Limit moving and crazy transitions (good for those prone to motion sickness in the room).
- Use alt text for all images, graphics, and videos within the presentation in order for the screen reader to be able to access the information. (And don’t put key information only in a graphic with no alt text!!)
I will update the list as I find more resources. Feel free to share your favorite accessibility resources in the comments below!
- Design PowerPoint Presentations with Accessibility in Mind (PDF)
- From Microsoft support – Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
- From University of Washington – How do I make my online PowerPoint presentation accessible?
- From University of Minnesota – Accessibility and Apple Keynote
- Accessible KeyNote and PowerPoint Presentations (PDF)