EERA supports the principles of green conference and therefore recommends the participants of ECER to support this aim, for example, by carefully considering whether printed handouts are really necessary.
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.
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.
ECER does not issue conference proceedings, so you don’t need to hand in a full paper. Nevertheless you should have a drafted version of your paper prepared in order to pass it on to interested colleagues who may contact you during the conference.
If you would like to have your paper published in a scholarly journal, EERA would like to invite you to submit the paper to EERJ, EERA's peer-reviewed online journal.
Please see the EERJ website for more information.