How to Make Accessible Presentations

Accessibility Principles

Apply the following accessibility principles to make PowerPoint presentations more accessible and improve the usability for all users.

Give Descriptive File Name
Set Default Language
Make It Easy to Understand
  • Write content as clearly and simply as possible.
  • Use a unique title on each slide.
  • Use plain language.
Apply Slide Design and Layout
Use Color Appropriately
Apply Text Formatting
  • User sans serif fonts (such as Arial or Helvetica).
  • Use a font size of about 24 points or larger.
  • Be concise. It’s preferable for your presentation to have more slides with fewer words per slide.
  • Use bullets and ordered lists.
Create Accessible Links
  • Provide link text that describes where the link goes and gives meaning out of context.
    • Avoid phrases like “click here,” “learn more” and “read more”.
  • Underline links for quick identification.
Write effective link text
Add Alternative Text
Write effective alternative text
Create Accessible Tables
Embed Accessible Content

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Use the following resources to apply accessibility principles in the different applications (or authoring tools).

Check Accessibility

When an application (or authoring tool) allows for user-generated content, content authors must create digital information accessible to people with disabilities. As you design, develop, or create digital content, there are a few ways to check accessibility.