General Poster Details
Your presentation should contain succinct headings that organize and logically display the information. Graphics should be explicit and brief. Elaboration is best done verbally, just as if it were an oral presentation using slides. The poster display should focus on:
- Hypothesis or Objective
- Results or Outcomes
The working area for displaying each poster presentation is four (4) feet high and eight (8) feet wide.
Mount your materials on the fiberboard by means of push pins (thumbtacks), which will be provided. Since your display will be held on the fiberboard with push pins, DO NOT mount your presentation materials on heavy board because doing so may make it difficult to keep the material in position.
Poster Design and Accessibility Tips & Tricks
The ARO Accessibility Committee recommends the following tools to help check your presentations/posters for colorblind accessibility. Please use one or more of these tools to check and ensure your presentation is accessible for all.
Great online resources for visualization and accessibility:
- Check your color palettes: https://coolors.co
- Check your color palettes (adobe): https://color.adobe.com/create/color-accessibility
- Color blindness simulator: http://www.color-blindness.com/coblis-color-blindness-simulator/
- Example color palettes: https://davidmathlogic.com/colorblind/#%23D81B60-%231E88E5-%23FFC107-%23004D40
Tip 1: Be redundant in how you present information
- Visualize audio stimuli
- Use essential labels or text to understand the figure without having to rely 100% on what you’re saying
- Use different line textures or shapes for each condition/group
Tip 2: Slow down and pause after important points
- Allows time to process what you are saying
- Allows for automatic captioning time to align with what you’re saying
Tip 3: Choose your color palettes carefully
- Be aware of color combinations that are hard for some to distinguish
- Check your color choices using the online tools provided above!
Tip 4: Incorporate high contrast elements
- Increase contrast using color
- Increasing contrast by adding white borders around data points / shapes
Tip 5: Increase clarity of text and data
- Aim for larger text and data points
- Use distinctive shapes for group/condition comparisons
- Use sans serif font (e.g., Arial, Helvetica)
Onsite Set Up Guidelines
Onsite Set Up Guidelines
On your designated date, you will set your poster. ARO allows for posters to be up for 23 hours; so please have your poster down by noon the next day. Details on your presentation date were included in your presentation acceptance letter.
All poster presenters are required to have their e-Posters uploaded by January 31, 2023. *Note: It takes up to 24 hours after uploading the e-poster for it to show in the gallery. This includes last minute uploads during the live meeting.
To begin your e-Poster upload, log in to the SUBMISSIONS DASHBOARD. After logging in, click the following button to begin the process:
Registered ARO attendees will be able to view the e-posters prior to the meeting and viewing will remain open until 30 days post-meeting.