Create accessible presentations using PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint documents are widely used for presentations. Thankfully, the text within PowerPoint presentations can be read by assistive technologies.
To provide an accessible experience in Microsoft PowerPoint, authors should follow the core guidelines outlined in the General guidelines for accessible documents. Authors should also implement as many of the accessibility principles below as possible.
These guidelines and screenshots apply to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 on Windows. There may be differences when applying the techniques with other versions of Microsoft PowerPoint.
For downloadable cheat-sheets and information about other versions of PowerPoint, please visit the National Center on Disability and Access to Education’s section on PowerPoint.