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.

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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:

  • Font
  • Read Order
  • Color
  • Links
  • Images
  • Slide Titles


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

Web Tutorials


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.

There are MANY tutorials available, but to find the ones that best address your needs can take hours of searching. I’ve gathered the best tutorials for you on my PowerPoint YouTube Playlist.

Links to YouTube playlist for PowerPoint trainings.

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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