If you are an accessibility chair, please visit our accessibility chair resources page too. Link:https://accesssigchi.com/accessibility-chair-resources/
On this page you can find resources for best practices and ideas for running an accessible conference. However, we encourage conference organizers to keep in mind that disability is not a monolith and individual attendees may have needs that are not included here. Thus it is important to make sure that the conference has an accessibility chair who is easy to contact and who has access to the financial and logistical resources to meet the needs of attendees.
Elements of an Accessible Conference
Every element of the conference requires attention to accessibility. Below find links to our pages with resources for:
- Publishing accessible proceedings, including accessible PDFs and HTML.
- Making meetings accessible, including considerations for the venue, session organization, and breaks and evening events.
- Enabling accessible remote attendance, including for fully-virtual conferences.
- A “Menu” of Activities for Envisioning In-person, Hybrid, and Online Conference Activities (thanks, Elaine Short and Frank Broz at HRI 2022 for compiling)
- Text to be included in CFPs, reviewer emails (including for video submissions) (thanks, Elaine and Frank)