How to Make Your Academic Event Accessible


Make Your Event Accessible

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Accessibility is a social justice issue, one that academics have addressed head-on in their syllabi, university policies, and student services. But many events planned by and for academics still are not accessible to most bodies, which greatly limits events’ intellectual significance, pedagogical effect, political impact, and audience experience. Accessibility refers to how people with various bodies, abilities and disabilities, gender/racial/sexual/class identities, economic and cultural resources, citizenship statuses, relationships, and responsibilities can participate in something—in this case, an academic event. So how can you make your event more accessible to a wide range of attendees, speakers, and staff? We put together this guide to help.

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    Ideas on Fire. January 17, 2017