Special Needs

How does ECER accommodate special needs?

Being as inclusive as possible is important to EERA and ECER. Although the universities hosting ECER are mostly wheelchair accessible, please let us know if you require wheelchair accessibility. If you would like to bring a person to the conference to support you (e.g. sign language interpreter, sighted guide) please contact us to organise a free entry for this person. Also please get in touch with us if you have any other questions regarding special needs.

World Blind Union (WBU) PowerPoint Guidelines

Follow this link to find guidelines on how to make the use of PowerPoint and other visual presentations accessible to audience members who have a vision or print impairment.

An excerpt from the guidelines: "These guidelines offer you some simple guidance on how to maximise your impact by ensuring that your presentation, and your delivery technique, is as accessible as possible to all your audience members. They contain both practical information and good-practice guidance."

Published by the World Blind Union.

Do I need to inform EERA about special diets?

We are aware that many people have various food sensitivities/allergies/preferences. We ask the Local Organisers (who are responsible for organising the food/drinks at the coffee breaks and at the social events) to keep this in mind and to clearly label the foods (for example "gluten free" or "vegetarian") whenever possible.  We however cannot guarantee that all special dietary needs can be accommodated.

Contact Us

Please contact the EERA Office for additional questions regarding ECER 2019.