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Creating Accessible Powerpoints

Please note that Powerpoint 2008 or before have limitations with accessibility.

In general, PowerPoint makes accessibility easy for users through the application of Slide Layouts. If you use the Slide layouts, it will be easy to follow heading rules to make your PowerPoint accessible.

Powerpoint also has a Microsoft Accessibility Checker that is used exactly the same way as the Microsoft Office Checker

Microsoft Powerpoint 2000-2003

Select "Format" then "Slide Layout"

Powerpoint 2003 Slide style layouts

Select the appropriate slide style that you would like, and go!

Alternate Text in Powerpoint 2003

To create alt text for images in PPT 2003, right click the image and select "Format Picture"
A box will appear, select "Web" tab, add desired alt text.

Microsoft Powerpoint 2007-2010

Select "Home" then "New Slide"

Powerpoint Slide Styles for 2007-2010

Alternate Text in Powerpoint 2007

To add alt text in PPT 2007, right-click the image and select "Size and Position"
A box will appear, select the "Alt Text" tab. Enter desired alt text.

Alternate Text in Powerpoint 2010

To add alt text in PPT 2010, right-click image and select "Format Picture"
A menu will appear with two fields, one named "Title" and the other "Description"

ALT TEXT MUST GO IN THE DESCRIPTION FIELD, NOT THE TITLE FIELD

 

VIDEO

For a nice video on implementing techniques for accessibility in Powerpoint, check out this video on Accessible Powerpoint Handouts

Last modified February 16 2012 04:14 PM

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