Presentation Guidelines

We would appreciate if everyone follows these guidelines to provide more accessible presentations. Composing Access has more detailed guides and suggestions.

Presentation Slides

  • Please consider using Google Slides to deliver your presentation. Slides has a “caption” feature that can be turned on during presentation mode.

  • Bring the materials you need on a jump drive. Internet access may not be available in your presentation room.

  • Present at a comfortable pace.

  • Avoid using jargon

  • Allow time for eye contact and spelling proper names and terminology.

  • Use a high contrast color scheme (i.e. white background, black font or the reverse)

  • Use a sans-serif font, such as Arial or Calibri, and maintain a large font size

  • Incorporate audio description of all images, graphs, charts on your slides.

Access Copies

  • Offer any handouts or access copies in large-print versions (17-pt. or larger)  during your session You should feel free to add a disclaimer: "Please do not distribute without the expressed permission of the author" and include your name and contact information.

  • If you would like to make any of your materials available to the conference, please email copies to We will be compiling a digital repository to share with participants.