Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most used tools to create presentations for different business requirements. Various meetings and conferences are conducted using these presentations. The information through PowerPoint is conveyed in the form of text, images, graphics, tables and charts. Looking at today’s requirement where people are globally connected, these presentations need to be accessible too. I am sure you must be interested to know how to do the PPTs accessible.
At 247 Accessible Documents, we implement the Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibility best practices to make your presentations accessible. We not only test with the Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibility Checker but also ensure that a manual quality check is thoroughly implemented on the content.
Let’s discuss 3 simple things that each of us can do to make sure that the PowerPoint presentation is accessible to people with disabilities.
- Use the correct Slide Template
The most important thing to do is to start with the right foundation. PowerPoint provides multiple slide templates. Choosing the correct slide template is key to ensure that the information on slide have correct structure and reading order.
- Slide Title
Another important aspect is to make sure that the unique and descriptive titles are provided for every slide. Such that users can understand what purpose of the slide and screen reader users can navigate through the slide easily.
- Slide Reading Order
Think of, that screen reader reads the content of the slide in the order they are added to the presentation. This order may vary from the content order which visually appears. So, you can check the reading order by selecting
- Home-> Arrange-> Selection Pane and the Selection Pane appears.
Tip: The content can be reordered simply by clicking and dragging the object in the desired sequence.