Microsoft PowerPoint: Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
PowerPoint Training Series | Level 3
Duration: 1 day
Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)
Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request
Course Dates: June 25, 2019 | View schedule
Course Fee: $245 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device) or $295 CDN person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)*
Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.
In this course, students will consider accessibility issues and learn best practices when creating PowerPoint presentations. Various tools will be used in PowerPoint to create accessible presentations including appropriate formatting, ordered lists, recommended slide layouts, well-designed tables, hyperlinks and graphics with alternative text. Issues with sounds and video files will also be addressed. Students will run the accessibility checker (in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013) and save a presentation as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.
Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills.
Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).
Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information including savings for custom group training.
Related training: View all Microsoft PowerPoint courses >
INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE
- Comprehensive course manual
- Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
- Sample and exercise files
- Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
- Certificate of completion
- Follow-up email support
Key Concepts for Accessible Presentations
- Why make presentations accessible
- How accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) impacts presentations
- Basics of accessibility for users with different types of disabilities
- Understanding how screen readers read digital PowerPoint presentations
- Integrating best practices when designing accessible presentations
Setting up an Accessible PowerPoint File
- Conventions for file names
- Setting a document title metadata using different strategies
- Specifying a document language
- Using footers
Benefits of Outlines and Slide Layouts
- Benefits of using the Outline Panel
- What to include on slides
- Benefits of using slide layouts
- Using and editing slide masters
- Avoiding clutter
- Using the Notes panel
Reading Order and Assistive Technology
- Understanding the importance of reading order
- Reading order issues
- Strategies to check and control reading order
Working with Fonts
- Selecting fonts based on different criteria to ensure readability
- Best practices in terms of text formatting
- Recommended minimum font sizes in a presentation
- Issues with specific fonts
Working with Colour
- Considerations when choosing colours
- Ensuring sufficient contrast
- Issues with colour
- Accessible sensory characteristics
- Strategies for applying colours in presentations
- Using theme colours
Setting Appropriate Spacing
- Effective use of spacing
- Problems with spacing
Creating Lists for Readability
- Best practices when creating lists
- Recommended types of bullets
Including Images and Other Non-Text Elements
- Key concepts when working with non-text elements such as images, shapes and charts in accessible documents
- Issues with reading order
- Importance of including alternative text
- Writing alternative text
- Strategies when descriptions are too complex
- Issues with watermarks
- Key concepts when working specifically with charts
Displaying Data in Tables
- Recommendations when working with tables
- Specifying a header row
- Including alternative text for tables
- Captions using layouts
Navigating with Hyperlinks
- Inserting hyperlinks
- Best practices when using hyperlinks
- Testing hyperlinks
Effective Use of Slide Animations and Transitions
- Slide animation and transition issues
- Recommended practices for animations and transitions
Key Concepts for Audio or Video
- Requirements for audio and video
Distributing Handouts in Accessible Formats
- Distribution of presentation material in accessible formats
Running the Accessibility Checker (PowerPoint 2010 and later versions)
- Checking the document for accessibility issues using the Accessibility Checker in PowerPoint 2010 and later versions
- Limitations of the Accessibility Checker
Converting a PowerPoint File to PDF
- Saving a document as a PDF (Portable Document Format) natively
- Specifying options during the saving/export process
- Ensuring the final output includes tags
- Saving a PDF using Acrobat Pro (for users with Acrobat Pro)
- Viewing the PDF file in Acrobat Pro or Reader (for users with Acrobat Pro)
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