Ensuring Access to Learning: Strategies for Enhancing Classroom and Web-based Presentations
PowerPoint has become nearly ubiquitous. But is it as useful – and accessible – to students as instructors seem to think? In this presentation, Craig Spooner and Cath Stager-Kilcommons will discuss strategies for ensuring that PowerPoint presentations can be used by all students. After a discussion of key elements of the principles underlying “universal design,” they will demonstrate how common software tools – including Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat – can be used to create useful and accessible instructional materials. They will also discuss a new utility called LecShare, which converts PowerPoint presentations into accessible Web pages, captioned QuickTime movies, video podcasts, and Microsoft Word handouts.