Creating accessible powerpoints presentation


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Creating accessible powerpoints presentation

  1. 1. Laura SkeltonCentre for Professional Learning & Development<br />Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations for an online audience<br />
  2. 2. Introductions<br />Introduce yourself and say what you would like to get out of today’s session.<br />Do you have any questions you would like answered?<br />What experiences do you have with PowerPoint so far?<br />Image Source:<br />12 May 2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes<br />Explain and recognise the need to provide additional information and context for online presentations.<br />Use appropriate formatting to make presentation slides more accessible for the audience.<br />Produce presentations which provide visual interest and interactivity.<br />Demonstrate how to provide presentations in an online environment.<br />Evaluate the effectiveness of presentations produced for online audiences.<br />12 May 2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Why provide presentations online?<br />Flexible delivery (you do not need to be present).<br />Flexible access 24/7.<br />Audience able to watch the presentation again (revision aid).<br />Available to a wider audience.<br />Easily provide links to further information and resources.<br />Audience expectations (common practice).<br />12 May 2011<br />4<br />
  5. 5. What are the Challenges?<br />Sectioning information into manageable chunks.<br />Adding context that you would normally provide face-to-face.<br />Making the presentation visually interesting and interactive so the audience don’t get bored!<br />Accessibility.<br />12 May 2011<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Why do we need to think about accessibility?<br />What do you understand by the word ‘accessibility’?<br />The Equality Act 2010.<br />Service providers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments to the way they provide a service to ensure all users have access to it.<br />Adjustments can make our services more accessible to all users not just those with a disability.<br />12 May 2011<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Formatting - Text<br />Font – Sans Serif (Arial, Tahoma, Verdana).<br />Size – 24 and larger for headings.<br />Colour – contrast, avoid red and green, avoid meaning through colour.<br />12 May 2011<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Other Courses<br />Enhancing your presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint<br />Adding audio and video to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations<br />12 May 2011<br />8<br />
  9. 9. And Finally………….<br />Give constructive feedback <br />Share the experience with your line manager<br />Try to use what you have learnt<br />Think about what comes next<br />12 May 2011<br />9<br />