AEGIS also organizes a poster session where accessibility related initiatives will be given the chance to present their aims and objectives.
An award will be given to the best poster in the spirit of AEGIS.
Posters must be sent by 31/10/2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What makes a good poster?
A poster session is a good opportunity to present yourself and your research in a favorable light, make contacts, and get useful feedback. There will be considerable competition for the audience’s time; you’ll need to capture their attention and communicate your message quickly and succinctly. A successful poster presents you and your work clearly and professionally; it encourages the audience to stop to discuss your work with you and gives them the opportunity to take any detailed information that you’ve prepared as a handout.
Following are tips or suggestions for you to consider:
- – Know your audience so that you can communicate to them most effectively.
- – Text should be large enough to be seen from 1m/5 feet away.
- – The pieces should be organized in a way that leads the viewer through the display.
- – Make illustrations simple and bold.
- – The display should be self-explanatory so that you are free to talk.
- – Keep displays simple and text brief; a viewer should “get it” in 30 seconds. You can provide in-depth information in a handout.
- – A neutral colored poster on matte board is more pleasing to the eye than one on a bright colored background.
- – Organize your material and edit your content to eliminate distracting visual noise. When in doubt, edit out; make sure every item is necessary.