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Session Summary

When you present do your presentation and slides reach your entire audience? Your audience is diverse, make sure everyone can benefit from the information you share. Come learn how to apply accessibility principles to your live presentations.


Description

Consider when you are at a presentation and can’t see the stage and the slides. Perhaps your eyeglasses broke that morning. Or, your seat is behind a column. How do you feel when the presenter refers to a chart and says, “as you can see, the sales trend for widgets increased over this time period.” You will have no idea of the impact of that increase. Was it a huge gain? What was the time frame – 1 month, 1 year, 10 years? Those details matter. This is what someone who is blind or has low vision may encounter at many presentations. Other complications could be that the volume is too low, or the listener is Deaf or hard of hearing. They will miss the intent and impact of the video that was shown with no captions. People with disabilities regularly encounter these problems when attending presentations. Come learn to present your materials in different modalities so the entire audience is included and understands your message. You’ll never give or view a presentation the same again.


Practical Skills

  • Learn the consequences of poor presentation style through example
  • Understand why captioning and audio description matters
  • Consider learning styles in your presentation and materials