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Accessible PowerPoint Lunch and Learn to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2024

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  • Audience: Affiliate, Communicator, Faculty, Staff
  • Associated Service: Digital Accessibility Program

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: noon to 1 pm
Hosts: Jill Wolters, Tanya Jansen, and Christina Ovalle from IT.
  • Virtual Sign-up: Registration has closed. 
  • In-Person Attendance: Registration for this event has reached capacity. Thank you for your interest!
    • Location: Mission Center Building (MCB), Room 126, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco. 

Who is this for?

This session is presented by staff for staff. This is specifically for staff and leadership who create and present training and business communications using slide decks. 

About this event

Learn more about accessibility for PowerPoint presentations on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Discover built-in accessibility features in PowerPoint and how to use them effectively. 

Thank you to those who completed our survey and shared materials to help shape the content for this session. Based on our survey results, below is a high-level outline of tips and tricks to be covered for accessibility in PowerPoint.


  • What should I consider before using PowerPoint?
  • How do I get started creating an accessible slide deck?
  • Top 3-5 tips (images, charts, color blindness, animations)
  • How do I check for and fix accessibility issues? 
  • How to identify low-hanging fruit (3-5 easy things to quickly fix)
  • Keeping accessibility in mind when presenting 
  • Where to learn more on your own and learn with others
  • Q&A

Requesting accommodation for the event

UCSF welcomes everyone, including people with disabilities, to our events. To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Jill Wolters by emailing [email protected] or calling 415-514-2941 as soon as possible.