How Accessible Design Techniques Engage Your Entire Audience


Design Consultant, BrightCarbon
Richard goring 03 square
Director, BrightCarbon
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Thu, Sep 07, 2023 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Designing inaccessible presentations can exclude much more of your audience than you may think. Everyone can have different needs at different times, and with the rise of online presentations, you have even less control over their environment. Arguably, accessible design has never been so important.

This session looks at core accessibility requirements and how you can incorporate them into your presentations and other PowerPoint-based content. You’ll see what the various requirements are, and how applying them not only helps those with accessibility needs, but everyone else in your audience. The use of color, contrast, readability, and redundancy are simple but effective techniques that will be demonstrated live with tools to help you achieve success more easily. Along with ideas to remove unnecessary distractions, present more inclusively, and distribute content that is accessible to all.

1. Understand the importance of accessible design and how much of your audience could be affected.
2. Incorporate design principles to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of your PowerPoint slides.
3. Test whether slides would pass Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and use techniques to improve accessibility whilst staying on brand.

About Stefan Brown

Stefan is a design consultant at Brightcarbon. He is passionate about finding ways to use visuals and interactions to make engaging eLearning, with a focus on accessibility and usability.

About Richard Goring

Richard is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points. He’s passionate about improving the way that people present and believes that anyone can deliver a great presentation if given the right techniques and a bit of practice.

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