How to make your presentation accessible

As an association dedicated to promoting educational research, EERA aims to ensure that the presentations given during the annual ECER conference are fully accessible to everyone. Accordingly, we recommend that presenters adhere to the guidelines prepared by Network 04 - Inclusive Education, which are provided in the PowerPoint template. These guidelines promote presentation practices that consider the varied abilities of the audience and aim to maximize participation for everyone.

How can you make your presentation accessible for those with sensory impairments? University of Washington Guidelines

An excerpt from the guidelines: "It is common to give a presentation at a conference with accompanying visuals. But what if there are individuals in the audience who are blind, have low vision, or are at a great distance from the screen so that they cannot see the visuals clearly or at all? What if there are individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in the audience and cannot hear your presentation clearly or at all? You can employ presentation practices that ensure that everyone, even those with sensory impairments, can access the content of your presentation."

Follow this link to the University of Washington website for more details.

World Blind Union (WBU) PowerPoint Guidelines

Follow this link to find guidelines on how to make the use of PowerPoint and other visual presentations accessible to audience members who have a vision or print impairment.

An excerpt from the guidelines: "These guidelines offer you some simple guidance on how to maximise your impact by ensuring that your presentation, and your delivery technique, is as accessible as possible to all your audience members. They contain both practical information and good-practice guidance."

Published by the World Blind Union.

How to Create Accessible PowerPoints - Ten tips for ensuring Powerpoint Presentations are accessible for people with disabilities from the start. Perkins School for the Blind

An excerpt from the article: “Out of all of the presentation software out there, PowerPoint is by far the most used in all of my  classes. It’s not difficult to see why- it’s easy to use, supported across many devices, and internationally recognized. However, there are some people who don’t know how to make PowerPoint accessible for users with disabilities, and that’s why I have written this post. I chose to use the word “create” in the title, since accessibility is too often viewed as an afterthought, when it really should be considered from the start. Here are ten ways to make sure PowerPoint Presentations are accessible to those with disabilities.”

Follow this link to the Perkins School for the Blind website to view the article.

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