Guidance for Speakers

For all


  • Use simple, sans-serif fonts
  • Use big font sizes
  • Avoid all-caps, and use bold for emphasis
  • Try to avoid jargon in text content
  • Use sufficient colour contrast – resources to test contrast
  • Avoid figures that are difficult for colour-blind viewers – guide for colour-friendly figures; a downloadable colour blindness simulator
  • If possible, make sure colour is not the only way you convey information (e.g. denoting a heading)
  • Keep animations simple
  • Avoid unnecessary GIFs and do not use flashing GIFs


We will upload all video content to YouTube or similar so that it may be embedded on this website. If you have any concerns about this or want to limit for how long your content is archived with us, please let us know. You retain full rights to your media.

PowerPoint tips:

Please let us know if you can provide the PowerPoint file itself. However, we understand concerns about copyright and plagiarism.


  • Speak slowly and clearly
  • Use a microphone if possible
  • Cover all displayed text
  • Describe graphics/images


The content of the poster should be proportional to what you might expect to find on a standard research conference poster (i.e. please don’t submit a 2000 word essay). We’ve not seen this expansive ‘poster’ concept used elsewhere before – so we don’t have any firm ways of expressing how much you should contribute – but be mindful of how much you expect other people to read/consume in your ‘poster’, given there are other posters and our speaker sessions. We ask that any recording (video or audio) please be max. 7-8 minutes in duration.


WebAIM PowerPoint guide
University of Washington: DoIt
SIG Access
Inclusive Design for Accessible Presentations

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