Presentation materials


Presentations, by their nature, have audio and visual components that some people may not be able to perceive.

Who’s affected

A participant who is blind or Deaf/hard of hearing may miss visual or auditory content in a presentation.

WCAG Standard

Guideline 1.1: Non-text content

What to do

  • Make sure slide decks include alt text or descriptions for images and other visual elements.
  • Make sure a screen reader will read the content within each slide in the correct order.
  • Share materials or slide decks before the event if possible.
  • As a speaker, identify yourself before you speak and describe visual-only aspects of your slides.
  • Provide a transcript.
  • Closed caption embedded video.

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