Accessibility Policy at OSU is governed by two laws:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Minimum standards ensuring access to information technology are outlined in the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility.

See also OSU’s Web Accessibility Guidelines

“All colleges, departments, offices and entities of the University will use University web page designs that are consistent with the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) Level AA.”

For further information on the policy and WCAG visit the University’s Information Technology Accessibility website.




Adding Titles

  • If you want a title to be read by a screen reader but not visible to the audience, you can turn the visibility of the title slide on or off  in the Selection Pane:
    visibility selector in Powerpoint

Exporting a PPT to a PDF from a PC

To get the fewest accessibility check errors, use the “File, Save as Adobe PDF” option.  Not the “File > Save As > Changing the ‘Save As’ type to PDF from the dropdown” option or the “Print > Print as PDF” option.

The speaker notes will not be read out loud automatically in Adobe, rather they appear as comment bubbles.

Make sure to put the Alt-Text in the description field and not the title field, as the title field is not read out loud.

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