ECER and Accessibility

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/requests.

Making Your Presentation Accessible

How can you make your presentation accessible for those with sensory impairments? University of Washington Guidelines

An excerpt from the guidelines: "It is common to give a presentation at a conference with accompanying visuals. But what if there are individuals in the audience who are blind, have low vision, or are at a great distance from the screen so that they cannot see the visuals clearly or at all? What if there are individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in the audience and cannot hear your presentation clearly or at all? You can employ presentation practices that ensure that everyone, even those with sensory impairments, can access the content of your presentation."

Follow this link to the University of Washington website for more details.

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.

How to Create Accessible PowerPoints - Ten tips for ensuring Powerpoint Presentations are accessible for people with disabilities from the start. Perkins School for the Blind

An excerpt from the article: “Out of all of the presentation software out there, PowerPoint is by far the most used in all of my  classes. It’s not difficult to see why- it’s easy to use, supported across many devices, and internationally recognized. However, there are some people who don’t know how to make PowerPoint accessible for users with disabilities, and that’s why I have written this post. I chose to use the word “create” in the title, since accessibility is too often viewed as an afterthought, when it really should be considered from the start. Here are ten ways to make sure PowerPoint Presentations are accessible to those with disabilities.”

Follow this link to the Perkins School for the Blind website to view the article.

Contact Us

Please contact the EERA Office for additional questions regarding ECER and accessibility.