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The Components of an Accessible Presentation. Hewton Tavares, EdD student, SESE Organizing Committee of 12 th Deans’ Graduate Student Research Conference 2012 Tuesday, March 6 th , 2012. The Components of an Accessible Presentation. Hands-on Presentation Breaking the Mode

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The components of an accessible presentation

The Components of an Accessible Presentation

Hewton Tavares, EdD student, SESE

Organizing Committee of 12th

Deans’ Graduate Student

Research Conference 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012


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The Components of an Accessible Presentation

  • Hands-on Presentation

  • Breaking the Mode

  • How to make the conference accessible to anyone?

  • Facing the Stigma

  • Accessibility encompasses students, presenters and physical spaces

  • Please voice your needs or concerns!


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The Components of an Accessible Presentation

  • Avoid all capital letters

  • Avoid dark ink on dark backgrounds, fancy fonts or very small print

  • Use caption in case videos are used in the presentation

  • Create large print materials in bold and size 18 for handouts

Before the Presentation


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The Components of an Accessible Presentation

  • Have your presentation ready ahead of time

  • Forward any requests for accommodation to the contact person in the conference

Before the Presentation


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The Components of an Accessible Presentation

  • Assure that your room is able to accommodate assistive devices

  • Ensure that the entrance area and doorways to your room are not blocked by extra chairs, backpacks or garbage bins

  • Be aware that guide dogs are allowed everywhere at OISE

During the Presentation


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The Components of an Accessible Presentation

  • Have a few pages in large fonts handy for the audience

  • Describe all the visuals as part of the spoken presentation

  • Speak clearly and use simple language

  • Allow lip reading by not turning or blocking your face from the audience

During the Presentation


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The Components of an Accessible Presentation

  • Repeat the questions aloud before answering them

  • Be aware of the pace and volume of your voice during the presentation

  • Participate in the effort to minimize scents in the OISE environment

During the Presentation


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The Components of an Accessible Presentation

  • Accessibility Subcommittee of the Conference

  • Any questions or concerns before the conference? Contact AasthaSahniat [email protected]

  • Don’t assume anything – please ask questions when unsure!

Special Thanks


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