Why Accessibility? + PowerPoint Accessibility Workshop


Mar. 2, 2020, 1pm to 4pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

BEH 240, Faculty Center Multi-Use Room


This event is a basic introduction on digital accessibility, with a specific focus of Microsoft PowerPoint. Our two-part session is aimed at UNLV administrators, faculty, graduate teaching assistants and staff who create, maintain and present presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Part 1 (1 pm to 2:05 pm):

Participants will be added to Office of Accessibility Resources' Basic Accessibility Course, hosted in WebCampus. This first hour will consist of a cursory overview of course as a group, beginning with the idea of accessibility and continuing with a clarification of terms. The second half-hour will be a demonstration of assistive technologies (AT) as they can be used by students. (1 pm to 2:05 pm)

Part 2 (2:15 - 4 pm):

A detailed, step-by-step, demonstration with practice in the creation of an accessible PowerPoint presentation, using the tools built-in to the PowerPoint application. The next demonstration will be the correction ("remediation") of an existing PowerPoint presentation, including an overview of the Microsoft Accessibility Checker. The last portion of the allotted time is devoted to participants working with the Accessibility Resource Team members to apply the concepts and skills demonstrated to their own PPTX files. 


Free admission

Admission Information

  1. An active UNLV ACE account with access to WebCampus will be useful for participants.
  2. Participants will be enrolled in a WebCampus-based training course related to accessibility and Word document creation right before the session.
  3. Participants are invited to bring their Microsoft PowerPoint-equipped mobile computer (Mac OS X or Windows 10) as well as PPTX files for review.

Contact Information

Office of Accessibility Resources
Accessibility Resources

External Sponsor

UNLV Office of Accessibility Resources and its Accessibility Resources Team