22NTC Session: Digital Inclusion
Workshop: Creating Inclusive Presentations That Center Audiences
Submitted by: Melanie Sampson | Literacy Works


In our work as adult educators, we often encountered well-intentioned presentations from community partners (on really important topics!) that sometimes missed the mark for our students. In this workshop, we’ll reflect on ways to design slide deck presentations (virtual or in-person) that more effectively meet audience needs.

We will introduce a variety of themes including:

  • Incorporating plain language, information design, and accessibility principles
  • Reflecting on cultural humility
  • Checking for understanding

We’ll reflect on examples and consider how we can make our own content more understandable, inclusive, and actionable.

This interactive workshop will be held in Zoom.

Session Type

60 minute workshop

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify several ways to improve presentation effectiveness to meet audience needs
  • Critically analyze examples from the field
  • Consider strategies that you can apply to your own work

Target Audience

Anyone who does in-person or virtual training, especially with community members


March 25, 2022


10:00am – 11:00am PST