Accessibility: Posters

Poster presenters should consider all possible audience participants when creating the poster, including those who are blind or have low vision, those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those with mobility or physical challenges.

  • Keep tacks and push pins off the floor; they can puncture wheelchair and scooter tires
  • Bring a CD or flash drive file of your poster in text or descriptive PowerPoint format for attendees who are blind or have low vision
  • Offer to describe your poster to attendees who are blind or have low vision
  • If you have access to a laptop computer with voice output software, prepare a brief description of your poster for listeners who are blind or have low vision
  • Consider modifying your poster font and layout to make it accessible to attendees with low vision. Read Guidelines for Creating Accessible Printed Posters (935KB) for information on modification techniques
  • If your poster includes video of any kind, you must have captions available for that video