[Athen] PowerPoint slides question

Heidi Scher hascherdss at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 10:35:53 PDT 2010

I wonder if it's a case where the instructor initially used the template
proper, then deleted the template box (as they want to change all the
information) and added a new box. I have seen where this will impact the
accessibility as well as what appears in the Outline view. But that's just
my 2 cent guess. Aloha!


Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
ARKU 104
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.7445 fax
479.575.3646 tdd

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Teresa Haven <Teresa.Haven at asu.edu> wrote:

> 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



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> Arizona State University

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