Prezi Design, a cloud-based graphic design tool used to create and share dynamic designs and data visualizations.You pick a template, add your content or data, and share your creation.
There are various opinions on whether Prezi is accessible. In 2018 Prezi Support wrote a blog post about how Prezi Design was accessible and WCAG compliant. Within the blog post they posted how-to tips, which I've included. However, several other sources (Universities and businesses) have written about how Prezi is not ADA compliant.
Screen readers help people who are visually impaired use a computer, rendering the text into audible speech. By enabling the Visible to screen readers option in the settings panel, you will be able to add a label and description to charts, maps, images, or icons, as well as grouped objects. The description will then be rendered from text to speech.
Source: Prezi Support (2018) Creating accessible content in Prezi Design. Prezi Inc.
Source: Ritter, Jennifer (Nov. 4) PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning? Digitec Interactive Knowledge Direct
Prezi does not support Disability Access and is not compliant with the ADA. Because features such as zooming in and out or rotating the visual field place a high demand on the learner's cognitive load, Prezi focuses learners attention on the visuals, distracting the learners from the content and the instructor.
Prezi is a presentation tool, similar to PowerPoint and Keynote. Consider the following if you are thinking about using Prezi.
Source: Sheridan Center Resource (n.d) 8 Reasons Why Prezi Is Not Recommended For Teaching. Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning Brown University.
Information on how to improve the accessibility of PREZI.
At the moment PREZI is often inaccessible to disabled people. The company have promised to address this in the future, but in the meantime we would recommend that PREZI is not used. If you have to use PREZI the following are some guidelines to assist you in making it as accessible as possible.
Improving the Accessibility of PREZI
Source: Galt, Viki. Disability Information Officer (2018, Sept. 14) Improving the Accessibility of PREZI The University of Edinburgh