Making Accessible Academic Posters

Making Accessible Academic Posters


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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Webinar Description:

Achieving inclusive communities includes having research accessible for all individuals. Through the work of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) and our partners at Tools for Life Georgia's AT Act program, and disABILITY Link, a Center for Independent Living, we are developing accessible posters. Professional posters tend to be highly visual, text heavy with small font, include technical language, and require individuals to be comfortable standing next to the presenter while reading the poster. This may result in professional posters being inaccessible for many individuals. Creating accessible posters through having them with less words, larger fonts, plain language, in a format for text to speech, we want to make research more accessible to all.

Since 2015, Dr. Erin Vinoski Thomas, Susanna Miller-Raines, MSW, and other team members have been working on creating an accessible academic poster template. The latest edition was finalized in Fall 2019, and they will be sharing their template and rationale on this webinar.

This is a webinar by sponsored by AUCD's Community Education & Dissemination Council and AUCD 2020 Conference.


Headshot of Debra VigilSusanna Miller Raines is the UCEDD Operations Coordinator and a Community Support Specialist for the Center for Leadership in Disability in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Her responsibilities are related to inclusive postsecondary education, transition, college and career readiness, as well as leadership development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is the Statewide Coordinator for the Georgia Inclusive Postsecondary Education Consortium and is the Project Coordinator for the Consortium's TPSID Grant. Susanna is the Vice Chair of the AUCD Community Education and Dissemination Council.

Headshot of Brett Askvig
Dr. Erin Vinoski Thomas is a Clinical Research Assistant Professor in the department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She works primarily within the Center for Leadership in Disability, whose mission includes translating research into sustainable community practices that lead to independent, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities. Dr. Vinoski Thomas's research focuses on disability health disparities, with an emphasis on identifying and promoting holistic health behaviors particularly among women and girls with disabilities.




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