The following are some basic tips to keep in mind when drafting your PowerPoint presentation.
Layout of content
Use built-in slide layouts to format and organize reading order (more info on this in Lesson 2).
Contain less than seven points per slide.
Use language appropriate to your target audience.
If using abbreviations or acronyms make sure to provide the fully-expanded definition
the first time you use them in a document.
Stick to using standard fonts that are available on the end user's device.
Use at least 30-point font size or above.
Slides with only one, or only a few font faces are usually easier to read. Using too
many font faces can create a confusing visual layout which is bad for all users, but
may be especially difficult for users with reading disorders, learning disabilities,
or attention deficit disorders.
When in doubt, use Verdana. It has a simple, straightforward design, and the characters are not easily confused.
For example, the upper-case "I" and the lower-case "L" have unique shapes, unlike
Arial, in which the two characters may be easily confused (see example below).