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Improving the Accessibility of PREZI

Information on how to improve the accessibility of PREZI.

At the moment PREZI is often inaccessible to disabled people. The company have promised to address this in the future, but in the meantime we would recommend that PREZI is not used. If you have to use PREZI the following are some guidelines to assist you in making it as accessible as possible.

Improving the Accessibility of PREZI

  • Always ensure you have a full version of the presentation in an alternative format that can be emailed out in advance as well as paper copies of the individual slides. Having a full copy of the overall layout of the presentation may be useful for some users.
  • Make sure the fact the presentation is available in alternative formats is clearly advertised to users.
  • When using movement ensure the movement to the new screen happens first and then the text arrives statically afterwards i.e. use automation to display text/images once movement to new Path Step is complete.

General Guidance (also applies to PowerPoints)

  • Limit amount of information on each slide.
  • Use a sans serif typeface (Arial is best) of font size 28 or above.
  • Avoid long sentences.
  • Avoid the use of italics and continuous capitals.
  • When printing hand-outs print no more than 2 slides per page.
  • Use plain English and avoid the use of abbreviations.
  • Do not use colour as the only indicator of meaning e.g. priority items shown in red.
  • Provide text descriptions for pictorial elements or graphs.
  • Ensure there is sufficient contrast between the font colour and the background colour. This can be done on-line at a number of sites.

Colour contrast checker

A summary of an external accessibility testing of Prezi can be found at:

External testing of accessibility of PREZI

Request an alternative format

To request this document in an alternative format, such as large print or on coloured paper, please contact Viki Galt, the Disability Information Officer.

Viki Galt

Disability Information Officer

  • Information Services

Contact details

Address

Street

Argyle House
Floor F West
3 Lady Lawson Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH3 9SH

BSL users can contact me via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.