Presenter Information

Please complete the documents below by Wednesday, February 22, 2012 to confirm your presentation at the 2012 JMATE conference.

2012 JMATE Guidelines on Youth and Families and Cultural, Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic Responsiveness 
Youth and family members will be in attendance at the 2012 JMATE. Please click on the link below to review and agree to the guidelines presented in the 2012 JMATE Guidelines on Youth and Families and Cultural, Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic Responsiveness.

Speaker Conflict of Interest Biodata 
All speakers/presenters are required to complete the Conflict of Interest Form for CEU purposes. Please return your completed conflict of interest form to

Planner Conflict of Interest Biodata                                                                                                                                                                             If you were a member of the 2012 JMATE Planning Committee, or if the Program Chair, Heather Gotham, Ph.D. has requested that you complete a conflict of interest form, please click here. Please return your completed form to

Permission Form to Post 2012 JMATE Presentations on Website
The 2012 JMATE organizers are seeking permission to post presenter materials to the JMATE website after the conference. Please visit the Permission to Post 2012 JMATE PowerPoint Presentation to the JMATE Website page to respond to this request.

Annoucements and Guidelines

508 Compliance Guidelines

In order to adhere to the Federal government's 508 compliance guidelines and to accomodate persons with disabilities, we ask that you please use the PowerPoint guidelines below to develop your 2012 JMATE presentation.

        Section 508-Compliance PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines

By following the guidelines below presenters can ensure that all PowerPoint presentations are 508 compliant [slide references are noted in brackets]:

•  Review Health and Human Services (HHS) guidelines for 508 compliance [Slides 14-18]

•  All slide text must be viewable in the Outline view [Slide 2]

•  Each slide needs to have a placeholder for every item needed to be viewable in the outline view. Select a layout with as many placeholders                as needed. Example: if you want to display two text columns, a source reference, a photograph, and a table; select (or create) a layout with                at least five placeholders." (Steps: View/Slide master, Insert layout, Insert placeholder [Slides 2-4]) 

•  Single images and charts should Include Alt-Text. Group multiple associated images on a slide and provide Alt-Text as needed to the group                (Steps: Right click/Size and position, Alt Text, Title, Description [Slides 5-8])

•  Create tables within PowerPoint and indicate top-left cell as Header Row. Do not copy and paste tables. (Steps: Table, Tools/Design [Slide 9])

•  Use Paragraph spacing to create blank lines in text, avoid unnecessary animation within slide text. (Steps: Highlight text, Paragraph, Spacing,            After, Select pt. [Slide 10])

•  Accept or reject and turn off track changes and remove all comments from the document (Steps: Review, Accept/Reject all changes and Delete        comment [Slide 11])

•  Ensure that the filename is concise but informative, using no spaces or special characters, except hyphens and underscores.                                      (Example: rename: A.R. Johnson Plenary Session Overview.pptx to Johnson_plenary.pptx. [Slide 11])

•  Click on Outline view to ensure that all important contents are viewable in outline view. (Steps: View/Outline view)

More information on how to make documents 508 compliant for people with visual difficulties, see

NOTE: You may also contact Leticia Adu at JBS International for additional information at