Flyer Accessibility Guidelines
- Less is more. Be clear and concise with poster design and content. Overcrowding a poster makes it difficult to read.
- Include the event, topic, or presenter(s) in a larger, bolder font than the rest of the poster.
- Use high-quality images that will look good on screen.
- Small images should not be stretched to make them larger.
- If you take an image from the Internet, be sure it does not have copyright restrictions.
- Do not use images that have watermarks. There are many sources for royalty-free images including The Noun Project, Unsplash, Pixabay, and more.
Designing for Accessibility
- Consider font size and the amount of text on your poster; less text is preferred.
- Use sans serif fonts such as Helvetica, Arial, or Calibri.
- Italics, underlining, shadows, outlines, etc., are difficult to read. Bold can be effective if used consistently and simply.
Color and Contrast
- Background and foreground colors should offer good contrast for people with low vision. Use the Background Contrast Guide to check the legibility of your planned color combinations.
- Use the Color Contrast Checker to check specific ratios of your planned color combinations.
- Text over a photo or image background is very difficult to read. If you must use a background image, decrease the brightness, and increase the opacity.