Be sure that the information you present is well-organized, legible, and communicates graphically. When possible, use illustrations, photographs, and diagrams to help convey information.

  • Communicate visually without presenting multiple visual stimuli simultaneously.
  • Use an uncluttered design for your presentation, media and graphics.
  • Avoid using distracting background designs.
  • Use highly contrasting colors (e.g., a dark background with light text) for reading ease.
  • Use a large font in your presentation (at least 18pt). Standard fonts include Times New Roman, Arial, or Helvetica. Sans serif fonts are easier to read.
  • Use mixed case (Upper and lowercase letters, not ALL CAPS).
  • Videos with audio must be captioned.
  • Avoid using music or auditory materials as cues or to illustrate a point.
  • Include a conclusion/summary slide to reinforce the key points of your presentation.
  • Provide handouts to minimize the time needed for notetaking.