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Accessibility Guide 

We value your attendance and participation in this activity. We place great value on ensuring that our offerings are accessible to everyone and inclusive. We have taken many steps towards making this conference content easily accessible and easy to navigate:

• The virtual environment is equipped with tagged components with the environment. Each room has tagged pop ups as you hover over the title.
• Each of the opening plenaries are closed captioned for ease of use and access.
• Many of the breakout sessions have transcripts available
• The Poster Presentations in PDF have been made accessible using Adobe.
• Several of the poster presentations have audio narration embedded into the poster presentation.
• Audio Transcripts are available for those posters that have audio narration
• Poster Presenters were asked to adhere to specific guidelines in order to ensure the poster presentations are ADA Compliant (see Guidelines below)

 

Guidelines for  Presentations 

Official Transcripts (pdfs) will be provided for many featured recorded presentations. 

 

The following information provides guidelines for creating more accessible PowerPoint presentations using font types, font size and color selections, and color contrasts to improve readability.

 

Font and Presentation Length                                                                                                       

·         Font size of slide title should be 44 pt. or greater.

·         Font size of text should be 36 pt. or greater.

·         Don’t try to cram too many slides into your presentation. Allow your audience time to read slides.

·         Place no more than 6 lines of text on a slide (excluding columns).

·         Use white (preferred) or dark blue slide background.

 

Pictures/Graphics                                                                                                                            

Often people with disabilities use text-based screen reading software and computer devices but  pictures/graphics cannot be read with screen readers and other text-based devices. So in order to account for this we suggest the following when including pictures or graphics:

·        Include a very brief text caption below each picture/graphic that describes what is seen in the picture/graphic. Ex. Man and woman sit at picnic bench in park.


 Charts                                                                                                                                                           

If you include a chart(s) in your presentation please follow these guidelines:

·         Use contrasting colors.

·         Use the slide title as the chart title.

·         The font size for chart labels should be 20 pt. or greater.

·         Favor clarity over quantity of content.

 Multimedia                                                                                                                                        

·         Incorporate a brief text description of visuals in a multimedia presentation.

 Audio Narration                                                                                                                               

·         When recording audio ensure that sound is audible from all points in the room and provide narration transcript.

  

Things to Avoid:

·         Slide transitions

·         Busy slide backgrounds

·         Chart filler patterns

·         Over-crowding text

·         Color schemes providing low contrast

·         Charts/pictures/graphics without text descriptions

  

Source: The information in the above section was adapted from the following:   APHA DisAbility Section Accessibility Committee. Access Information for Presenters. American Public Health Association.  Web.  8 Jan. 2015.

    

 Guidelines for Poster Presentations

The following are guidelines for creating more accessible Poster presentations using font types, font size and color selections, and color contrasts to improve readability.

 Font and Presentation Length                                                                                                       

·         Font size should be large enough for easy viewing.

·         Don’t try to cram too much information into your poster. 

·         Use white (preferred) or dark blue slide background.

 

Pictures/Graphics  

Often people with disabilities use text-based screen reading software and computer devices but  pictures/graphics cannot be read with screen readers and other text-based devices. So in order to account for this we suggest the following when including pictures or graphics:

·        Include a very brief text caption below each picture/graphic that describes what is seen in the picture/graphic. Ex. Man and woman sit at picnic bench in park.


Charts                                                                                                                                              

 If you include a chart(s) in your presentation please follow these guidelines:

·         Use contrasting colors.

·         Consider Font size when developing poster.

·         Favor clarity over quantity of content.

 

Multimedia                                                                                                                                        

·         Incorporate a brief text description of visuals in a multimedia presentation.

 

Audio Narration                                                                                                                               

·         When recording audio ensure that sound is audible from all points in the room and provide narration transcript.

 

Things to Avoid:

·         Busy slide backgrounds

·         Chart filler patterns

·         Over-crowding text

·         Color schemes providing low contrast

·         Charts/pictures/graphics without text descriptions

  

Source: The information in the above section was adapted from the following:   APHA DisAbility Section Accessibility Committee. Access Information for Presenters. American Public Health Association.  Web.  8 Jan. 2015.

 

 

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