Registration closes March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 to Thursday, April 1, 2021

1 - 4:30 p.m. each day

(Zoom meeting opens at 12:45 p.m.)


$50 for school personnel supporting students in Michigan who are Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI)

$25 for Michigan residents who are adult family members of students who are BVI

$25 for college students in Michigan studying BVI-related professions


PowerPoint presentations are frequently used in K-12 classrooms. Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) should be introduced to and comfortable with using PowerPoint as a learning tool. They should also be able to create their own accessible PowerPoint slides.

Want to learn strategies and techniques for teaching students how to create and navigate PowerPoint presentations with JAWS? Join the MDE-LIO assistive technology team for a hands-on workshop that will cover important tasks, keyboard commands, creating slides, and JAWS and Microsoft PowerPoint features. Participants will be given a PowerPoint curriculum along with other resources to assist them in teaching this great program to students!

Participants will learn how to:

  • Open and explore PowerPoint
  • Create a title slide
  • Insert and delete slides
  • Use JAWS keyboard commands to navigate a PowerPoint presentation

This workshop has been approved for 5.5 SCECHs.


Participants should know how to access the basics of Microsoft Word with JAWS.


This workshop is for Michigan residents who are school personnel, adult family members of students who are BVI, or college students studying BVI-related professions.

Required Technology

Participants must have reliable Internet access and a computer with a camera. This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom; instructions will be provided beforehand on how to access the workshop.


Attendees must be able to log into and participate in this workshop individually. This workshop is not conducive to group participation.


It is important for participants to request accommodations at least three weeks prior to the webinar. Outside agencies MDE-LIO contracts with to provide accommodations cannot guarantee services if requests are made in less than three weeks.

Available Credits


Cancellation Policy

Please contact Stacy Guthrie at as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. Please note: For events that require payment, MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.​

Contact Information

Stacy Guthrie