Most standard PowerPoint templates should be accessible and so can be a good starting point. To make sure, open it in PowerPoint and click Review, then Check Accessibility.
Follow these content guidelines
- Minimum font size of 24 for all slide text
- Keep the layout simple and clear
- Give each slide a unique title
- Explain all your spoken points in the Notes Field. Use it to expand on important points or summarise the key points of visual materials
- Avoid ‘crowding’ slides with too much information. If lots of information is needed, split it across slides, or use the Notes field to provide extra detail
- Use the Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibility Checker
- Convert PowerPoint to PDF
Check you got it right
Here's how to check you've got it right - automated accessibility checkers will not only highlight any remaining issues, they'll give you advice on how to fix them.
Take it further
Other guides in this series
- If you prefer to learn from a video, watch these video tutorials on how to create accessible content produced by CALL Scotland
- Microsoft guides: in-depth accessibility advice for most Office applications
Making content accessible means working a little differently, so we want to thank you for using our guides. Here's our explanation of why accessibility matters so much.