As a presenter, your goal may be to convey meaning, connect, or entertain. But what if members of your audience members aren't able to receive what you're saying or showing? Learn how you can make your presentation more accessible with a practical action plan.
Importance of Your Role
Presenters play an absolutely essential role in providing equal opportunities for all audience members to access and engage with their content.
Keep in mind that disabilities can be visible or invisible, permanent or temporary, disclosed or undisclosed. Whether you're presenting to a vast group of strangers or giving a project update to a small group of colleagues, it isn't always possible to know who or how many audience members need digital accessibility measures, such as captions, image descriptions, or strong color contrast. Therefore, the most practical approach is to always use good digital accessibility practices when you present.
Planning ahead for inclusion can help your presentation be received and understood by everyone in your audience, whether online or in person. To prepare:
Create Digitally Accessible Materials
Host Accessible Face-to-Face Meetings and Events
When you are organizing face-to-face meetings and events, planning ahead can help ensure everyone feels welcome, understands what is presented, and participates in discussions and activities.