SXSW 2019

Inclusive Presentations


Have you ever been in the back of a large presentation space and struggled to see the slides and understand any charts or visualizations? The presenter mentions that the red line shows the upward trend but you can’t tell which line is red nor see the scale so you can’t understand the point he is trying to make. That is what someone with low vision may experience, even if they have a better seat than you. And what if an audience member can’t see at all? Or has difficulty hearing. When presenting we all forget that not everyone one in the audience has the same capabilities that we do. This panel will review common mistakes when presenting to a diverse audience. It will provide methods to ensure your presentation includes and engages your entire audience.

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  1. Understand common mistakes made when presenting that can exclude audience members from fully understanding and engaging with your material.
  2. Learn how to prepare charts and visualizations that are accessible to the entire audience.
  3. Gain the skills to describe and share your materials so all audiences members can comprehend and benefit from your knowledge.


  • Becky Gibson, Sr. Accessibility Strategist, Knowbility


Becky Gibson, Sr. Accessibility Strategist, Knowbility

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry & Enterprise
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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