Accessibility Chair Resources

AccessSIGCHI is organising trainings for all accessibility chairs. Our aim is to facilitate open discussions and to share good practices from previous events.

Resources for Accessibility Chairs

SIGACCESS Accessible Virtual Conferences Document: One good overview to start with is the Accessible Virtual Conferences document from SIGACCESS (Link: (Stand: December 2020)

How can I get more information about accessibility chairs trainings?

The training content, duration and time are defined based on the requests. The first thing you can do is to request access conference accessibility chairs list here:

When do these trainings take place?

We aim to hold these meetings quarterly. The time and duration of each meeting is going to be announced via conference accessibility chairs list. Next meeting dates:

The same training will be offered in two sessions for convenience of the attendees:

Session 1: July 1st, at 11am-12pm EDT (15:00 UTC; see more time zones here)

Session 2: July 14th, at 9-10am BST (08:00 UTC; see more time zones here)

Each session will start with a 30 minute presentation from AccessSIGCHI, including previous experiences of AccessSIGCHI members as accessibility chairs at SIGCHI’s conferences. After the presentation, everyone will be invited for discussion and questions on the theme.

Automatic transcription will be provided, however, if other types of accommodations are needed, please get in contact with the event organizers (Elaine Short, Megan Hofmann, Garreth Tigwell, Özge Subaşı) in advance. Recordings of the presentations will be available after the event, except for the open part of the agenda, to ensure privacy of the attendees.

Where can I get previous presentations?

We are currently developing training materials for Accessibility Chairs. In the meantime, please join the Accessibility Chair mailing list (above) to get updates on resources. You can also feel free to email the list with questions, or reach out directly to our communications chair (Elaine Short <>