Accessible Presentations – Self-Guided Tutorial

Presentation displayed on a laptop

Creating presentations with accessibility in mind helps a variety of learners. Students with visual disabilities may need to use a screen reading device, which needs to have ADA friendly documents to ensure the device can read the content to the student. Other elements, such as headings, font size, and color, can have an effect on all viewers.

Many tools, like Microsoft PowerPoint, have built-in features that help with creating accessible and easily viewable presentations.

This self-guided tutorial focuses on Microsoft PowerPoint for Office 365.


Please review the following seven tasks. Each item will open in a new window/tab, allowing you to review the item’s content without losing this page. Close the item’s tab to return to this page and move on to the next item in the list.

  1. Read What is Accessibility?
  2. Review Making Word PowerPoint Presentations Accessible.
  3. View Microsoft’s PowerPoint Accessibility resources, comprised of videos and step by step instructions.
  4. Review Tools to Check Color Contrast.
  5. (Optional) Review Accessible Math for Documents and Presentations.
  6. Enroll in the Accessibility Self-Guided Tutorials site.
  7. In the site, complete the activity: Accessible Presentation Activity

Alternatively, you can download the Accessible Presentations – Self-Guided Tutorial Printable Guide as a PDF. It includes the first five tasks listed. The sixth task, Accessible Presentation Activity, must be completed through its link.