Creating Accessible Presentations: Features and Tools

March 23, 2023

Megan Sellmer, Melody Shih, and Tobe Duggan

Land Acknowledgment

Our presenters today come from across this land, living and working in what we now know as Canada. We respect and affirm the inherent and Treaty Rights of all Indigenous Peoples and will continue to honour the commitments to self-determination and sovereignty we have made to Indigenous Nations and Peoples. We respectfully ask for you all to take a moment to acknowledge the lands on which you reside.


Transitions and Animations

Drawings and Annotations

Captions and Subtitles

PowerPoint: Enabling Subtitles and Captions

Google Slides: Enabling Subtitles and Captions

Notes and Comments

Accessible Handouts

Creating an HTML Version of Your Slides

PowerPoint Accessibility Checker

Slide Reading Order

How to Edit the Slide Reading Order

Demonstration: Person with Low Vision

Demonstration: Screen Reader User

Thank You!


WAI Making Events Accessible: Checklist for meetings, conferences, training, and presentations that are remote/virtual, in-person, or hybrid.

WebAim Accessible PowerPoint Presentation

Microsoft: Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities.

Create accessible documents, spreadsheets, or presentations with Pages, Numbers, or Keynote.

Google Docs: Make your document or presentation more accessible.

Presenter Toolkit by Rebecca Shortt.

Virtual Presentation Accessibility Guidelines by the America Anthropological Association.