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Accessibility designs in this PowerPoint template:
- Having a slide title on each slide
- Reading order of pre-formatted slide items (“placeholders”): Slide title will be read first. Other items will be read basically from top to bottom, and from left to right.
- Formatted font, font size, bullet points and numbered lists
- Colour scheme with sufficient colour contrast between text, hyperlinks, and background
- Reserved frame for captions at the bottom of slide
Instructions to use this PowerPoint template:
- Go through the sample slides for the important instruction to use this template.
- Note that this template does not guarantee “full accessibility”.
- Go to the video on enhancing accessibility of PowerPoint and the video on the creation and use of templates for more information.
This PowerPoint template is one of the deliverables of the Project entitled “Promoting accessibility of virtual teaching and learning through a train-the-trainer approach” funded by the UGC Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning in 2021-2023.
Ma, G. Y. K., Choi, C., & Yeung, P. P. S. (2023). PowerPoint template. IDEALeaders Self-learning Series: Co-creation of virtual learning accessibility. HKU Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.25442/hku.22683433
Points to note:
- This work is intended to serve as a general guide for enhancing the accessibility of PowerPoint slides. The recommended practices in this work are not exhaustive or best solutions. This work does not necessarily guarantee “full accessibility”. This work is created for knowledge exchange and educational purposes. Teaching and learning practices might vary across academic disciplines, as well as individual preferences and needs. The recommended practices need to be fit and applied to various disciplinary contexts and authentic practices.
- Please be aware that fulfilling all the practices suggested by this work would not guarantee “full accessibility”. Use your own best judgment. Always be aware of and respect the diverse access needs of different individuals.
- This work does not contain any business promotion elements.
- Software, programmes, and operating systems are constantly and rapidly developing along with changing accessibility functions. Statements in this work about the functions of any software, programmes, and operating systems may no longer represent their current status.
- It is possible that the hyperlinks of the cited resources in this work might be edited or removed by the corresponding contributors after the publication of this work.