Guidelines for Giving an Accessible and Interesting Power Point Presentation

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Code: AT18-WEB23-LB
Webinar Fee: $49

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Professionals in At and visual impairments often share knowledge and information about technology with individuals with disabilities, family members and professionals. Presenters use PowerPoint to organize and display their content. Often presenters are unaware that content will not be accessible to all audience members. Careful development of the presentation can ensure that it will be accessible to everyone. This session will provide guidelines for making PowerPoint presentations accessible and interesting.

Learning Objectives

  1. 1. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 features of a PowerPoint (PPT) design template that will make it accessible for people with low vision.
  2. 2. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 adjustments to a PPT file to make it accessible to users of screen reading software.
  3. 3. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 techniques they can use to make their oral presentation accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.


Ike Presley

National Project Manager
American Foundation for the Blind
Ike’s professional career began after receiving his Master’s degree from Florida State University in 1978. He served as a teacher of students with visual impairments for 11 years in two metro Atlanta school districts using both the itinerant and resource room service delivery models. He also instructed adults who are blind or visually impaired in the use of assistive technology for 4 years at the Georgia Sensory Rehabilitation Center. From 1993-1999 he served as an assistive technology specialist for the Georgia Project for Assistive Technology traveling around the state conducting assistive technology evaluations of students and provided training to teachers in the use of assistive technology. Since March, 1999, he has been a National Project Manager with the American Foundation for the Blind where he develops and implements training opportunities, materials and resources for service providers working with adults and children who are blind or visually impaired. In 2009, he coauthored, Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Guide to Assessment, with Dr. Frances Mary D’Andrea, and has presented nationally and internationally on technology, low vision and other topics related to blindness and low vision.
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Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, AT Professionals, Educators, Higher Ed Personnel

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