Accessibility in PowerPoint
I love subtitles. I use Close Captioning all the time even though I can hear the video.
I have been using automatic subtitles in PowerPoint. I have to speak more intentionally and I practice first.
For my recordings, I turn on PowerPoint and record with Zoom. It is important to allow Zoom to record the computer sounds if there is sound in the ppt though.
These instructions are adapted from Microsoft Support for PowerPoint . They have such awesome resources (until they move them and I can't find them, which is why I am copying them).
Go to the Slide Show ribbon tab
Select Subtitle Settings.
Go to Subtitle Settings. I like to put the subtitles below the bottom of the slide. That way they don't block the side.
Change color, size, background, transparency, and font style of the subtitles in Subtitle Settings > More Settings. Remember, this isn't the Sistine Chapel. You are designing for function, not flash. Make it easy to read.
Have your Google Calendar show up in Microsoft Outlook Calendar
I needed my Google Calendar to show up in my Outlook, so I connected them. It is super easy.
1. Go to Outlook Calendar
2. Click on Add Calendar
3. Add personal calendar
4. Connect to your gmail.
It takes a few minutes, and then refresh your computer. Put a checkbox next to the calendars you want to appear. It is lovely when computers do what we want!
Let's Just Admit Everyone Uses Zoom
I am too polite to (repeatedly) tell people who send me Zoom notices that it is actually easier for everyone to send it as a calendar invite, so here is how to add Zoom to your calendar.
This is from the Zoom Site BTW.
You can install the Zoom for Outlook add-in for your own use if installing add-ins is permitted by your Office 365 admin.
Zoom for Outlook