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CREATING PRESENTATIONS USING JAWS FOR WINDOWS WITH MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2000 – A GUIDE FOR BLIND COMPUTER USERS

Glen Gordon, Chief Technical Officer
Wilson Craig, Marketing Manager,
Henter-Joyce, Inc.

Recent developments in JAWS for Windows Screen Reader Software allow blind computer users not only to read, but also to create and edit multimedia presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Creating these presentations on par with sighted computer users requires an understanding and proper use of font and typeface attributes, graphic placement, colors, sounds and background images.

This presentation will give blind and visually impaired PowerPoint users an overview of these elements, their potential uses and their implementation. The impact these features have on the general reception of PowerPoint presentations will also be discussed.

During this presentation, Henter-Joyce Chief Technical Officer Glen Gordon and Marketing Manager Wilson Craig will guide attendees through the creation of a PowerPoint presentation, effectively employing each of the elements listed above. This will be followed by a brief question and answer period. Each attendee will receive a floppy disk containing the PowerPoint presentation created during the session, as well as a description of and suggested implementation of each of the graphic elements employed.


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