Accessibility at Conferences

A list of suggestions for conference and event organizers to make their programs more accessible to people with disabilities.


  1. For academics with disabilities, accessibility at conferences and other events is a serious issue. So, I asked the question on Twitter: how can we provide better access? I've also included some great tweets from @PhDisabled on the subject in addition to other guidelines I've found helpful. I will update this as I receive more suggestions!
  2. The numerous responses I got were creative and helpful, but in no way should this list serve as exhaustive. And just a reminder...
  3. Here are some of the wonderful suggestions I received regarding improving accessibility at conferences!
  4. Link to Elita's tool for organizing accessibility:
  5. Another suggestion: provide accessibility info for both attendees AND presenters. Do they have to stand? Is the podium accessible? Are there bright lights?