Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibility

PowerPoint presentations are commonly used in training and instruction. Ensuring your PowerPoint presentation is accessible means that your entire audience is able to fully engage with, and learn from, the content you are creating. Creating accessible presentations can be done easily by implementing a few simple guidelines. 

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Document Accessibility: Microsoft PowerPoint


Make your PowerPoint presentations Accessible (Microsoft site)

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Quick Guide

  • Presentation needs a clear and concise title.
  • All slides need unique titles.
  • Add alt text to all images and non-text elements or mark as decorative.
  • Check color contrast.
  • Check font.
  • Hyperlinks are a clear and accurate description of the link destination. Avoid using “click here,” "read more," or “link.”
  • Reading order of the slide is consistent with how content should be/is being presented. 
  • Run the built-in Accessibility Checker.