How to Make Professional Conferences More Accessible for Disabled People: Guidance from Actual Disabled Scientists

How to Make Professional Conferences More Accessible for Disabled People: Guidance from Actual Disabled Scientists

Thu December 6th, 2018
Gabriela Serrato Marks | The Union of Concerned Scientists

Professional conferences, like next week's American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, are often a source of great excitement, places were cutting-edge research is presented and new connections between scientists are made. However, for disabled scientists, like PAOC member Gabriela Serrato Marks, they can also be a source of great frustration. As a guest blogger for The Union of Concerned Scientists, Serrato Marks speaks with other scientists and writes on how conferenes can do better to accommodate disabled scientists.

"You should think of this as an introduction to conference accessibility, at best. There are many disabled consultants you can hire to improve your conference, and I highly recommend you do that! They will be able to help you on a much deeper, professional level, and deserve compensation for their time. I’ve also included links to more in-depth resources at the bottom of this page," Serrato Marks writes.

Read the full article here.