Accessibility Guidelines, Tools, and Tips

We are excited that you plan to join us for the hybrid 2021 AAA Annual Meeting! All meeting attendees and participants are requested to join us in supporting collective access (a term by Mia Mingus and Sins Invalid). This guidelines, tools, and tips page acts as a directory that will redirect you to various resources we have developed to best support you prepare for attending the 2021 AAA Annual Meeting, whether in-person or virtually, and for preparing your presentation as a presenter, whether for an in-person event, a live-streamed virtual event, or a pre-recorded view-on-demand event.

  1. Do you want to confirm what accessible features your presentation requires?
  2. Do you need more details about how to prepare an accessible in-person presentation?
  3. Do you need more details about how to create an accessible virtual presentation?
  4. Are you preparing a poster for the in-person or virtual meeting and want some guidance?
  5. Do you want to know what AAA is doing and what you can do to make the meeting a more accessible space?
  6. Do you want a quick breakdown of the above guidelines?
  7. Do you need to learn more about image and visual descriptions?
    • Check out the AAA Image Descriptions page! This link will take you back to the AAA main site.
      • Tip: You should always create your visual descriptions and practice them prior to any presentation!
  8. Are you wanting to learn more about creating an Accessible PowerPoint?
  9. Are you wanting to learn more about creating Accessible Word Documents?
  10. Are you wanting to learn more about creating Accessible PDFs?
    • Check out the AAA Accessible PDF Tips page! This link will take you back to the AAA main site.
      • Tip: If you don’t have access to Acrobat Pro, reach out to your institution to see if they can purchase a license for you related to accessibility. If your institution is unable to support you, we encourage you to contact the Accessibility & Meetings Manager for support.
  11. Are you hosting a virtual meeting?
  12. Do you need accommodations to fully participate in the 2021 AAA Annual Meeting?