Get your PowerPoints to the point.

Many faculty use PowerPoint as their go-to presentation software. So, we need to consider the accessibility of the text, links, graphs, charts, and images that we use in our slides.  The following accessibility tips apply to Microsoft PowerPoint. Google Slides is a nice alternative, but it currently doesn’t provide you the same control over accessibility that PowerPoint does.


If you’re not sure where to start, then start here!

While there are many PowerPoint best practices, I’ve found that these 6 fixes likely address most of the accessibility issues in your PowerPoints.

See the web and video tutorials below on:



Slide Titles


Read Order



See the difference in accessibility (and clarity of information) by comparing these “identical” course shell pages.

Before Applying ADA Best Practices

After Applying ADA Best Practices

YouTube Tutorials

Need a visual guide? Here is a collection of YouTube tutorials that will teach you how to make some of the ADA changes introduced above.

PowerPoint YouTube Playlist.

Learn How-To Manage

Reading Order

Alt. Text

Changing Font on all Slides

Embed Hyperlinks

Use Color Contrast

Use Images

Set Default Font

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