[Athen] PowerPoint slides question
Teresa.Haven at asu.edu
Wed Sep 29 08:20:13 PDT 2010
Aloha, all. I have an odd question that I hope someone can help with. I'm regularly asked to review various professors' Blackboard sites for the accessibility of their course content. I've recently started to see Powerpoint slide shows where some slides have all the text accessible, some slides have only part of the text accessible and part not, and some slides are completely inaccessible (blank in Outline view). In almost every case, the prof will have been using the same basic template for every slide, and producing very "clean" slides -- just a title at the top and three or four bullet points of text. Some profs are using Office 2007 and a few may still be using Office 2003. Does anyone have a clue what could be causing this erratic accessibility issue, and more importantly, suggestions on how to resolve it? I'm trying very hard to coach faculty to produce accessible materials in the first place, and they're trying to comply, but this problem is growing and retrofitting by re-typing the slide content into Word docs and distributing to students is not a reasonable solution at this time.
Many thanks for any ideas you might be able to share,
Teresa LW Haven, Ph.D.
Supervisor, Alternate Format Program
Disability Resource Center
Arizona State University
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