PowerPoint is one of the most popular means of creating a slide show as they can be easily structured and can also contain multimedia. They are not, however, as accessible for people using screen readers.
|Slide layout||Choose an appropriate slide template.||This ensures headings are used appropriately and are displayed in outline view.|
|Styles||Use PowerPoint styles and formatting.||Use a minimum point size of 30 and never less than 20.|
|Video and audio files||
||See section on colour and contrast.|
|Animation||Use sparingly and where appropriate only.|
|Images||Check your images comply with accessibility requirements.||See section on images.|
||PowerPoint slides which make good use of the notes field can be exported to Word. This enables a screen reader to read the content, especially in relation to images.
Provide a Word version of your PowerPoint (In 2013—File > Export > Create Handouts).
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