Flyer Accessibility Guidelines


    General 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 

    • Font

      • 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 Colour Contrast Analyser to check specific ratios of your planned color combinations. 
      • Text over a photo or background image is very difficult to read. If you must use a background image, decrease the brightness, and increase the opacity.


    Color Contrast Guide


Last Modified on February 23, 2022