Accessibility Considerations for CURL Conferences

The disability community and people with non-normative access needs are important and necessary contributors to and consumers of research. We ask that ALL CURL conference presenters (for talks, posters, AND digital displays) consider ways in which they can make their work more accessible to those communities.

Here are some examples of things to think about.

  • Talks:
    • Please see this document.
    • Does your project contain flashing lights that could cause disorientation or seizures? If so, can you remove them or warn the audience in advance?
  • Posters:
    • Is your font big enough for a visually-impaired person to read (and if not, is it possible to have a large-text printout on standard paper available for someone to hold and read themselves)?
    • Is there sufficient light/dark contrast between the text and the background?
    • Is there space between rows, columns, and categories of information?
    • Are text and pictures perceptible to colour blind people? (For example: a red-green colour blind person might not be able to read green text on a red background.)
  • Digital Displays:
    • Do your videos include captions or subtitles?
    • Can viewers zoom in and out on text?
    • Is your audio level adjustable?
    • Are your buttons large enough for someone with fine motor skill difficulties to press them easily?
    • Does your project contain flashing lights that could cause disorientation or seizures, and if so, can you remove them or post a warning?