Make Your Presentations Accessible to All

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Do you remember a time when people around you broke out in laughter, but you didn't hear the joke?
You could be doing a similar thing to your audience — leaving some people out. For example, if you say "you can read it on the slide", you're probably excluding people who can't see the slide.

How to Make Presentations Accessible to All is a new WAI resource that helps you make presentations, talks, meetings, and training accessible to all of your potential audience, including people with disabilities and others. It covers planning, preparing slides, providing accessible material, considerations during your session, and more. It also mentions some of the many benefits of inclusive presentations.

WAI would like to know how this resource works for you and how we can improve it. For example, we are considering making the information under the headings expandable and collapsible. You can comment on this blog post or send e-mail to the publicly archived list (Please share your comments by 19 July 2010 for consideration in the next version.)

Thanks! ~Shawn

How to Make Presentations Accessible to All was developed by Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) as part of the training resource suite update with the WAI-AGE Project.

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