Creating Accessible Documents with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Creating accessible powerpoint presentations for people who are blind or visually impaired

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires Federal agencies to make electronic and information technology (E&IT) accessible to users with disabilities.  A series of innovative tutorials has been developed that explain accessibility barriers of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and provide solutions that address them. The tutorials are called “Creating Accessible Documents with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010”.

Using short topic-specific modules and brief videos, the tutorials will help you gain an understanding of barriers that prevent users of assistive technology from accessing certain content. Through the step-by-step directions, you will learn to create PowerPoint documents that comply with Section 508 and make your content available to your entire audience.

Topics include:·        

  • Reading order
  • Images
  • Color
  • Links
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Animation
  • Embedded objects
  • Conversion tips