PPTs for AT

PowerPoint can be used as an Assistive Technology solution to meet the diverse needs of students with learning and physical access challenges. I've posted a series of theory, tutorials, and downloads here on Adapting Creatively to show you how to do this. This page organizes these to make them easier for you to navigate. You can follow the series in order (recommended, since the skills build upon each other) or pick and choose if you are comfortable using PowerPoint. Have fun creating activities in PowerPoint for your students!

The posts are designed to build on one another, so I suggest reading them in order. If at any point you need help, please let me know! I am happy to walk you through any bumps or brainstorm solutions. That's what I'm here for!

1. PowerPoint as Assistive Technology--REALLY! (Intro)

2. AT Considerations for Creating Activities in PowerPoint (making sure the activities you design support the needs of your students)

3. Adapting Books for Computer Access (utilizes PowerPoint)
4. Shortcuts for Making PowerPoint Activities (easy steps for bringing elements from other activities into your new ones)

5. Transitions: Basic PowerPoint AT (increasing engagement through cues between pages)

6. Actions and Hyperlinks: Basic PowerPoint AT (moving around within the activity)

7. Animations:  Basic PowerPoint AT (controlling the behavior of objects on a single page)

8. Magic Invisible Boxes: Advanced PowerPoint AT (using invisible boxes to control actions and animations)

9. Triggers: Advanced PowerPoint AT (creating chains of animations)

10. Macros and Add-Ins:  Advanced PowerPoint AT (bringing additional capabilities to your activities)

11. Scanning in PowerPoint:  Alternative Access (make your activities switch-accessible)