Introduction to making accessible Word documents and PowerPoint slides

Introduction to making accessible Word documents and PowerPoint slides

Interested in learning how you can improve the accessibility of your Word documents (e.g., reports) and your PowerPoint Presentations (e.g., conference presentations)? This workshop will provide an introduction to key accessibility considerations, including heading structures, alt text, and more! The workshop will also provide practical techniques to make your Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files accessible for everyone. This workshop is for individuals who are new to learning about accessible electronic resources or for those who would like a refresher on accessibility considerations when creating electronic resources.

Experience using and access to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required. Techniques covered in this workshop can be applied to other tools; however, examples and the hands-on components will be using Microsoft products. Existing UofT student, faculty and staff can download these products by from the EASI Microsoft 365 page.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand legislative requirements for electronic resources
  • Identify accessibility concerns in exiting documents and PowerPoint slides
  • Apply best practices for accessibility to make Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint slides accessible

Instructor: Aneta Kwak, Information Services and Instruction Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries