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    Below are some guidelines from AHEAD ( on accessible PowerPoint slides:

    • Minimum font size of 18 (ideally 30)
    • Easily read fonts (sans-serif) like Arial, Helvetica
    • Limit the amount of onscreen information
    • Avoid blocks of text
    • Use ‘bold’ to highlight points rather than underlining
    • Use both uppercase and lowercase letters (avoid ALL UPPERCASE)
    • Keep backgrounds simple, avoid patterns
    • Dark text on light background for bright rooms
    • Light text on dark background for dark rooms.


    For more information on accessible information visit Trinity's Inclusive Curriculum site here.

  1. A tutorial on creating an accessible PowerPoint presentation:
  2. TechDis have a comprehensive guide to accessible PowerPoint slides here.
  3. For more information on making information more accessible visit the Disability Services's website here.

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Last updated 16 December 2015 by Student Learning Development (Email) .