Accessible Presentation Techniques

  1. Before Presentation: 
    • Consider physical layout of the room and ensure the space is accessible for wheelchair users and other accommodations
    • If your presentation contains activities: think about accessibility of the activity. Would someone with low vision, limited mobility or hearing loss be able to participate? If your audience is unknown, plan ahead with contigencies.
  2. When presenting:
    • Don’t assume individuals can read what is presented on the slide. Describe charts/graphs or other graphics, and read content aloud if it’s not incorporated into your speech.
    •  Make sure your font is large enough and easy to read from the back of a room (Suggestion: 30-point font and use clear fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman)
    • Ensure you are using good color contrast for easy viewing
    • Videos should have captions and captions should be turned on
  1. If you are providing handouts:

Resources for accessible presentations:

How to Make Presentations Accessible to All

Make Your Presentations Accessible: Seven Easy Steps